from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To relight (a fire).
  • transitive verb To revive or renew.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To kindle again; set on fire anew.
  • To inflame again; rouse anew.
  • To take fire or be animated anew.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To kindle again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To kindle once again.
  • verb To revive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb kindle anew, as of a fire
  • verb arouse again


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