Definitions for igniteɪgˈnaɪt

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ignite, light(verb)

    cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

    "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. ignite(Verb)

    to set fire to (something), to light (something)

  2. ignite(Verb)

    to spark off (something), to enthuse

  3. ignite(Verb)

    to commence burning.

  4. Origin: From ignitus, past participle of ignio. Derived from ignis, from h₁ngʷni- and, thus, related to Sanskrit अग्नि, Lithuanian ugnis and Russian .

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Ignite(verb)

    to kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood

  2. Ignite(verb)

    to subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; -- often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum

  3. Ignite(verb)

    to take fire; to begin to burn

  4. Origin: [L. ignitus, p. p. of ignire to ignite, fr. ignis fire. See Igneous.]

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  1. Ignite

    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.


Translations for ignite

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  • zünden, anzündenGerman
  • ανάβωGreek
  • fajrigi, ekbruligiEsperanto
  • incendiarSpanish
  • sytyttää, syttyäFinnish
  • վառել, կրակ տալArmenian
  • incendiareItalian
  • 火を点けるJapanese
  • ignioLatin
  • zapalić, zapalaćPolish
  • воспламенять, загореть, воспламенить, воспламеняться, зажигать, воспламениться, зажечь, загоратьRussian
  • tändaSwedish

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