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Definition of tinder noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tinder

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtɪndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɪndər//
 
[uncountable]
 
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dry material, especially wood or grass, that burns easily and can be used to light a fire The fire started late Saturday in tinder-dry grass near the Snake River. Word Origin Old English tynder, tyndre, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tonder and German Zunder.
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