cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat
"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate(verb)
start to burn or burst into flames
"Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up(verb)
arouse or excite feelings and passions
"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
to set fire to (something), to light (something)
to spark off (something), to enthuse
to commence burning.
Origin: From ignitus, past participle of ignio. Derived from ignis, from h₁ngʷni- and, thus, related to Sanskrit अग्नि, Lithuanian ugnis and Russian .
to kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood
to subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; -- often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum
to take fire; to begin to burn
Origin: [L. ignitus, p. p. of ignire to ignite, fr. ignis fire. See Igneous.]
Ignite is a program for gifted and talented young people in South Australia, created in 1997 and formerly known as SHIP. It is administered by the South Australian Department of Education and Children's Services.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ig-nīt′, v.t. to set on fire, to kindle: to render luminous with heat.—v.i. to take fire: to burn.—n. Ignitibil′ity.—adj. Ignīt′ible, that may be ignited.—n. Igni′tion, act of setting on fire: state of being kindled, and esp. of being made red hot. [L. ignīre, ignītum, to set on fire—ignis, fire.]
The numerical value of ignite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of ignite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're lucky it didn't ignite.
To teach, ignite the fire of desire to learn.
He's a fine man, but he doesn't ignite the enthusiasm like he needs to.
If they roll, release and ignite from friction or drag, they will ignite others that aren't jacketed or insulated.
In our paper, we have shown that a super Carrington-type CME event would have greatly compressed the magnetic field, this would ignite huge electric currents on Earth and let energetic particles penetrate the Earth’s atmosphere and surface.
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- zünden, anzündenGerman
- fajrigi, ekbruligiEsperanto
- sytyttää, syttyäFinnish
- आग लगनाHindi
- վառել, կրակ տալArmenian
- zapalić, zapalaćPolish
- воспламенять, загореть, воспламенить, воспламеняться, зажигать, воспламениться, зажечь, загоратьRussian
- tända, antändaSwedish
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