verb (stoked; stoking) Etymology: Dutch stoken; akin to Middle Dutch stuken to push Date: 1683 transitive verb 1. to poke or stir up (as a fire) ; supply with fuel 2. to feed abundantly 3. to increase the activity, intensity, or amount of <
limiting the number of cars available…will help stoke demand for the car — Keith Naughton
intransitive verb to stir up or tend a fire (as in a furnace) ; supply a furnace with fuel

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