What does ignite mean?

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ɪgˈnaɪtig·nite

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ignite, lightverb

    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, conflagrateverb

    start to burn or burst into flames

    "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

  3. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire upverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. igniteverb

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

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

  2. igniteverb

    to spark off (something), to enthuse

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

  3. igniteverb

    to commence burning.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Igniteverb

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

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

  2. Igniteverb

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

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

  3. Igniteverb

    to take fire; to begin to burn

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ignite

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignite in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ignite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of ignite in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Innes:

    After all, the FOMC is unquestionably willing to let inflation run hotter after spending the better part of a decade trying to ignite those flames.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Firework” is a wonderful self-empowerment anthem by Katy Perry, in my view. This highly inspirational song is directed exclusively towards most people with untapped and unrealized potential. The song says loud and clear that every one of us is essentially a firework, which may seem ordinary, ineffective, ugly, or covered in an insignificant wrapping. And yet, when the right situation arises, like a flame brought to a fuse, they would ignite and show how amazing, extraordinary, and beautiful each one of them is in actuality. What an awesome and powerful positive message, and so true too!

  3. Jim Jordan:

    Written answers will not provide a sufficient opportunity to probe all the relevant facts and cross examine The Whistleblower. You don't get to ignite an impeachment effort and never account for your actions and role in orchestrating it, we have serious questions about this individual's political bias and partisan motivations and it seems Mark Zaid and Adam Schiff are attempting to hide these facts from public scrutiny. Last week's testimony raised even more concerns about the anonymous whistleblower and our need to hear from Mark Zaid and Adam Schiff, in person.

  4. Corey Reum:

    We're lucky it didn't ignite.

  5. Mike Apicello:

    What people don't realize is while they're setting off fireworks and sparklers in hot, dry heat or wind, that fires can move very quickly, putting their neighborhood directly in threat, look for open, wide spaces to ignite fireworks, and stay away from fire fuels such as grass, which in this type of heat, cure out really fast. And with the high winds, all it takes is an ignition, even in an urban environment. A bottle rocket on a shake roof would ignite a fire very rapidly.

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