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rekindle

[ree-kin-dl] /riˈkɪn dl/
verb (used with object), rekindled, rekindling.
1.
to excite, stir up, or rouse anew: efforts to rekindle their romance;
comments that rekindled her anger.
2.
to cause to begin burning again; ignite again:
Never use gasoline to rekindle a fire.
verb (used without object), rekindled, rekindling.
3.
to begin to burn again; ignite again:
She is worried about a fire rekindling.
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Examples from the web for rekindled
  • 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

rekindle

/riːˈkɪndəl/
verb
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 and History for rekindled

rekindle

v.

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

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