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tinder

noun [U] uk   /ˈtɪn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
small pieces of something dry that burns easily, used for lighting fires: We used some dry grass as tinder to light the campfire. The grass is tinder-dry (= so dry that it will burn easily), so there's a risk of fire.
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