ignite

[ig┬Ěnite]

Ignite is a verb that means to start heat or a flame. Trying to ignite a match inside a dark fireworks factory is a really bad idea one that can get you blown sky high.

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

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"

Verb
cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"

Verb
start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"


v. t.
To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.

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

v. i.
To take fire; to begin to burn.


Ignite

Ig*nite" , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ignited ; p. pr. & vb. n. Igniting.] [L. ignitus, p.p. of ignire to ignite, fr. ignis fire. See Igneous.] 1. To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood. 2. (Chem.) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; -- often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.

Ignite

Ig*nite", v. i. To take fire; to begin to burn.

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

To take fire; to begin to burn.

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Usage Examples

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.

Inspiring scenes of people taking the future of their countries into their own hands will ignite greater demands for good governance and political reform elsewhere in the world, including in Asia and in Africa.

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Other Usage Examples

A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.

I saw as a teacher how, if you take that spark of learning that those children have, and you ignite it, you can take a child from any background to a lifetime of creativity and accomplishment.

No one has the right to ignite a war and lead an occupation and armies to conquer people, invading them and make them suffer all kinds of torture, murder, expulsion, displacement, bombing and terrorism by different lethal prohibited weapons and then come and speak as the savior of the people or a defender of their rights.

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