v. t. & i.

  1. To bring forth young.

v. t.

  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.
  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.

v. i.

  1. To take fire; to begin to burn with flame; to start as a flame.
  2. Fig.: To begin to be excited; to grow warm or animated; to be roused or exasperated.