Ignite Definition

ignited, ignites, igniting
ignited, ignites, igniting
To set fire to; cause to burn.
Webster's New World
To catch on fire; start burning.
Webster's New World
To heat to a great degree; make glow with heat.
Webster's New World
To arouse the feelings of; excite.
Webster's New World
To bring about or provoke suddenly; stir up.
The news report ignited a controversy.
American Heritage

Origin of Ignite

  • 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

  • Late Latin ignīre ignīt- from Latin ignis fire

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

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