Kindling

  • 1 Kindling — may refer to: * Material for starting a fire, especially small pieces of dry wood * Kindling model, the process by which major epileptic seizures are triggered by repeated small electrical or chemical stimulation to the brain * The 1973 album… …

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  • 2 Kindling — Kin dling (k[i^]n dl[i^]ng), n. 1. The act of causing to burn, or of exciting or inflaming the passions. 2. Materials, easily lighted, for starting a fire, such as small twigs or paper; also used in the pl.. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 kindling — (n.) material for lighting fire, 1510s, from prp. of KINDLE (Cf. kindle) (v.). Earlier a setting alight (c.1300) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 kindling — ► NOUN ▪ small sticks or twigs used for lighting fires …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 kindling — [kind′liŋ] n. [ME: see KINDLE1] bits of dry wood or other easily lighted material for starting a fire …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Kindling — Als Kindling wird in der Neurologie die fortschreitende Zunahme neuronaler Antworten auf eher seltene und schwache Stimulation von Gehirnarealen bezeichnet. Hierzu gibt es zwei Hypothesen: Die eher lokal ausgerichtete besagt, dass der neuronale… …

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  • 7 Kindling — Kindle Kin dle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kindled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kindling}.] [Icel. kyndill candle, torch; prob. fr. L. candela; cf. also Icel. kynda to kindle. Cf. {Candle}.] 1. To set on fire; to cause to burn with flame; to ignite; to cause to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 kindling — [[t]kɪ̱ndlɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Kindling is small pieces of dry wood and other materials that you use to start a fire …

    English dictionary

  • 9 kindling — /ˈkɪndlɪŋ / (say kindling) noun 1. material for starting a fire. 2. the act of someone who kindles …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 10 kindling — noun Date: 1513 easily combustible material for starting a fire …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 kindling — /kind ling/, n. 1. material that can be readily ignited, used in starting a fire. 2. the act of one who kindles. [1250 1300; ME; see KINDLE1, ING1] * * * …

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  • 12 kindling — Long lasting epileptogenic changes induced by daily subthreshold electrical brain stimulation without apparent neuronal damage. * * * kind·ling kin dliŋ n the electrophysiological changes that occur in the brain as a result of repeated… …

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  • 13 kindling — Synonyms and related words: backlog, bavin, brush, brushwood, enkindling, fagot, firewood, firing, flammation, ignition, incendiary, inflaming, inflammation, inflammative, inflammatory, kindlings, lighting, lighting up, log, stovewood, wood, yule …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 kindling — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tinder, fuel, firewood, combustibles. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Material for starting a fire] Syn. firewood, tinder, coals, twigs; see fuel , wood 2 . 2. [Combustion] Syn. ignition, burning, lighting;… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 kindling — kin|dling [ˈkındlıŋ] n [U] small sticks, leaves etc that you use to start a fire …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 kindling — kin|dling [ kındlıŋ ] noun uncount small pieces of wood used to start a fire …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 kindling — kin·dling || kɪndlɪŋ n. small sticks of wood or other flammable materials that are used for starting fires kin·dle || kɪndl v. set on fire, cause to burn; arouse, excite, inspire; ignite, flare up; become excited, be inspired …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 kindling — noun 1》 small sticks or twigs used for lighting fires. 2》 (in neurology) a process by which an event in the brain is initiated and its recurrence made more likely …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 kindling — noun (U) small pieces of dry wood, leaves etc that you use for starting a fire …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 kindling — n 1. firewood, Southern U.S. light wood, brushwood, brush, driftwood; tinder, log, fagot, twigs, shavings, leaves; coal, charcoal; fuel, lighting or lighter fluid. 2. burning, firing, igniting, lighting, enflaming; enkindling, awakening, arousing …

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