• (verb-transitive): To cause to burn.
  • (verb-transitive): To set fire to.
  • (verb-transitive): To subject to great heat, especially to make luminous by heat.
  • (verb-transitive): To arouse the passions of; excite: The insults ignited my anger.
  • (verb-intransitive): To begin to burn.
  • (verb-intransitive): To begin to glow.

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  • (verb): start or maintain a fire in; "fire the furnace"
  • (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): start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
  • (verb): cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"

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To ignite is the first step of firelighting
Ignite may also refer to:

Ignite (band), a melodic hardcore band from Orange County, California
Ignite!, an education software company in the USA
igniteXML, an enterprise integration software product
Ignite (Econoline Crush album), 2007
Ignite (Shihad album), 2010
Ignite (event), a series of events where speakers have five minutes to talk on a subject
Ignite (game engine), a game engine for EA Sports games
Ignite (youth program), a program for gifted and talented young people in South Australia
Ignite (microprocessor), a stack-based RISC microprocessor architecture
\"Ignite\" (Alan Walker song), a single by Norwegian music producer and DJ Alan Walker
\"Ignite\" (Eir Aoi song), a single by Japanese singer Eir Aoi
Ignite was the name used by Stream Energy for its multi-level marketing arm

Example Sentences

  • But as to your question, 3f or 4f black powder will easily ignite from a spark.

  • Keeping everything dry enough to ignite is the ultimate "exercise in futility"!

  • Russian ECLS specialists have estimated that approximately 20% of the onboard SFOGs will not ignite, which is taken into account in the onboard O2 supplies estimates.

  • The problem with this is that it takes more energy to keep the fusion going that the fusion releases, so one of ITER's main goals is to "ignite" a self-sustaining fusion reaction.

  • Our reporter from our affiliate WHDH was talking about how these storms kind of ignite just before they hit Boston, and that's exactly what we're seeing.

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