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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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  • Others feel that cloning gives a false sense of security that populations of endangered animals can easily be rekindled.
  • Detail is not needful, and personal antagonism shall not be rekindled by any word uttered to-day.
  • The protests were violently suppressed, but have rekindled several times, including recently.
  • The investigation was rekindled three months ago, when police were tipped off to suspicious financial activity.
  • It must have rekindled feelings of warmth for her from a past relationship.
  • Scientists recently rekindled the smoldering debate about liquid water's structure.
  • The magical drive-through light display will be sure to become a new or rekindled holiday tradition.
  • When people are here, old memories are rekindled and new ones are made.
  • While this management revolution transpired, the business of coping with the recreation needs of the nation also rekindled.
British Dictionary definitions for rekindled


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 rekindled



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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