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[ree-kin-dl] /riˈkɪn dl/
verb (used with object), rekindled, rekindling.
to excite, stir up, or rouse anew: efforts to rekindle their romance;
comments that rekindled her anger.
to cause to begin burning again; ignite again:
Never use gasoline to rekindle a fire.
verb (used without object), rekindled, rekindling.
to begin to burn again; ignite again:
She is worried about a fire rekindling. Unabridged
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Examples for rekindle
  • Perhaps you are still in touch with people who were in your graduate program, or you could locate them and rekindle contact.
  • Likewise, today's low prices should eventually choke off supply and help rekindle demand.
  • Education officials say they are trying to rekindle a centuries-old culinary tradition.
  • New findings rekindle old debates about when the first people arrived and why their civilization collapsed.
  • For others, the lure is to rekindle the pleasure of a juicy tale read at a particular moment in time.
  • To rekindle the festive mood one of the elders decided to jump next.
  • In the models, migrations lost to habitat fragmentation were also difficult to rekindle.
  • Optimists-yes, there are still a few around-argue that the government will do whatever is necessary to rekindle the economy.
  • But history should not be used to rekindle hatred and animosity.
  • Cameras follow the reunions of long-lost loves as they try to rekindle their romance many years later.
British Dictionary definitions for rekindle


to arouse or cause to be aroused again rekindle the romance in your relationship
to set alight or start to burn again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for rekindle

1590s, from re- "back, again" + kindle (v.). Figurative use from 1650s. Related: Rekindled; rekindling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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