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rekindle (v.)

also re-kindle, 1590s, "set on fire again," originally and often figurative, from re- "back, again" + kindle (v.). Intransitive sense of "take fire or be animated anew" also is from 1590s. Related: Rekindled; rekindling.

updated on June 22, 2021

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Definitions of rekindle from WordNet

rekindle (v.)
kindle anew, as of a fire;
rekindle (v.)
arouse again;
rekindle her love
rekindle hopes
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