Ignite meaning

ĭg-nīt
To catch on fire; start burning.
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To arouse the feelings of; excite.
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The definition of ignite is to start on fire, or to instigate something.

When paper is exposed to flame and starts on fire, this is an example of a situation where the flame ignites the paper.

When you introduce someone to a great book and inspire a lifelong passion for literature, this is an example of a situation where you ignite a passion for literature.

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To begin to burn.

Had trouble getting the wet tinder to ignite.

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(chemistry) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; often said of incombustible or infusible substances.

To ignite iron or platinum.

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To set fire to; cause to burn.
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To heat to a great degree; make glow with heat.
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To set fire to (something), to light (something)
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To spark off (something), to enthuse.
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(intransitive) To commence burning.
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Origin of ignite

  • Late Latin ignīre ignīt- from Latin ignis fire

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ignitus, past participle of igniō, ignire (“to set on fire, ignite”). Derived from Latin ignis (“fire”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ngʷni- and, thus, related to Sanskrit अग्नि (agní), Lithuanian ugnis and Russian огонь (ogonʹ).

    From Wiktionary