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Kindle vs. Kitten

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Kindleverb

(transitive) To start (a fire) or light (a torch, a match, coals, etc.).

Kittennoun

A young cat, especially before sexual maturity (reached at about seven months).

Kindleverb

To arouse or inspire (a passion, etc).

‘He kindled an enthusiasm for the project in his fellow workers.’;

Kittennoun

A young rabbit, rat, hedgehog, squirrel, fox, beaver, badger, etc.

Kindleverb

To begin to grow or take hold.

Kittenverb

To give birth to kittens.

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Kindleverb

To bring forth young; to give birth.

Kittennoun

A young cat.

Kindlenoun

A group of kittens.

‘A kindle of kittens.’;

Kittenverb

To bring forth young, as a cat; to bring forth, as kittens.

Kindleadjective

(of an animal) pregnant

Kittennoun

young domestic cat

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Kindleverb

To bring forth young.

‘The poor beast had but lately kindled.’;

Kittenverb

have kittens;

‘our cat kittened again this year’;

Kindleverb

To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle a match, or shavings.

‘His breath kindleth coals.’;

Kitten

A kitten is a juvenile cat. After being born, kittens display primary altriciality and are totally dependent on their mother for survival.

Kindleverb

Fig.: To inflame, as the passions; to rouse; to provoke; to excite to action; to heat; to fire; to animate; to incite; as, to kindle anger or wrath; to kindle the flame of love, or love into a flame.

‘So is a contentious man to kindle strife.’; ‘Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither.’; ‘Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.’; ‘Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.’;

Kindleverb

To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.

‘When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.’;

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Kindleverb

To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.

‘On all occasions where forbearance might be called for, the Briton kindles, and the Christian gives way.’;

Kindleverb

catch fire;

‘The dried grass of the prairie kindled, spreading the flames for miles’;

Kindleverb

cause to start burning;

‘The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds’;

Kindleverb

call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses);

‘arouse pity’; ‘raise a smile’; ‘evoke sympathy’;

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