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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rekindle (riːˈkɪndəl)
1.  to arouse or cause to be aroused again: rekindle the romance in your relationship
2.  to set alight or start to burn again

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Word Origin & History

1593, from re- "back, again" + kindle (q.v.).
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Example sentences
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
New findings rekindle old debates about when the first people arrived and why
  their civilization collapsed.
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