ignite definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cause burning.
    • To set fire to.
    • To at the mercy of great temperature, particularly in order to make luminous by heat.
    • To arouse the passions of; excite: The insults ignited my fury.
    • To kindle or set burning.
    • To susceptible to the activity of intense temperature; to heat highly; -- frequently said of incombustible or infusible substances.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to begin with to burn.
    • To begin to radiate.
    • To simply take fire; to start burning.
  • verb:
    • to set fire to (something), to light (some thing)
    • to spark off (one thing), to enthuse
    • to commence burning.
    • start to burn or burst into flames
    • arouse or excite thoughts and interests
    • cause to start burning; at the mercy of fire or great temperature
  • others:
    • To kindle or set on fire; cause burning: as, to ignite a match.
    • which will make incandescent; cause to glow or scintillate with temperature: since, to ignite metal; in chem., to heat up intensely; roast.
    • To take fire; commence to burn off.

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