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 for kindling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 begin burning; to start; to light; as, to kindle
        a match, or shavings.
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              His breath kindleth coals.            --Job xii. 21.
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     2. 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.
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              So is a contentious man to kindle strife. --Prov.
                                                    xxvi. 21.
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              Nothing remains but that I kindle the boy thither.
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              Kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
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              Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
     Syn: Enkindle; light; ignite; inflame; provoke; excite;
          arouse; stir up.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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..
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: material for starting a fire [syn: kindling, tinder,
           touchwood, spunk, punk]
      2: the act of setting something on fire [syn: ignition,
         firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "kindling":
     backlog, bavin, brush, brushwood, enkindling, fagot, firewood,
     firing, flammation, ignition, incendiary, inflaming, inflammation,
     inflammative, inflammatory, kindlings, lighting, lighting up, log,
     stovewood, wood, yule clog, yule log

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