Definition of


  1. (verb, emotion) call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise a smile
    evoke sympathy
  2. (verb, weather) cause to start burning

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Enkindle

  1. 1540s (literal), 1580s (figurative), from en- + kindle. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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