What does ignite mean?

Definitions for ignite
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)

  2. igniteverb

    to spark off (something), to enthuse

  3. igniteverb

    to commence burning.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To IGNITEverb

    To kindle; to set on fire.

    Etymology: from ignis, fire, Latin.

    Take good firm chalk, ignite it in a crucible, and then powder it. Nehemiah Grew, Musæum.

ChatGPT

  1. ignite

    Ignite means to set on fire, cause to start burning, or to provoke or trigger a situation or event. It can be used literally, referring to the action of starting a fire, or metaphorically, to describe the initiation or sparking of reactions, emotions, or conflicts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Igniteverb

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

  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

  3. Igniteverb

    to take fire; to begin to burn

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

Wikidata

  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. Vladimir Airapetian:

    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.

  2. Corey Reum:

    We're lucky it didn't ignite.

  3. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    As the clock strikes midnight, let us not just mark a new year, but ignite the flames of hope within our hearts, kindling the path to transformative change.

  4. Las Vegas -LRB- CNN -RRB-:

    He's a fine man, but he doesn't ignite the enthusiasm like he needs to.

  5. Aloo Denish Obiero:

    Books are the silent but eloquent mentors, holding the power to ignite minds, kindle passions, and shape destinies.

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