rekindle

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re- +‎ kindle

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rekindle (third-person singular simple present rekindles, present participle rekindling, simple past and past participle rekindled)

  1. (transitive) To kindle again.
  2. (intransitive) To be kindled or ignited again.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To revive.
    After being abroad for a decade, when he came back he rekindled his obsession with cricket.

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