- to set on fire; kindle.
- Chemistry. to heat intensely; roast.
- to take fire; begin to burn.
Origin of ignite
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Examples from the Web for reignite
One nabob even seems to have commandeered the challenge to reignite an old grudge.#IceBucketChallenge Wisdom From 'Jackass' Steve-O
August 21, 2014
He tries to reignite his romance with his twin sister, Cersei, but she brushes him aside.Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Premiere ‘Two Swords’: Valyrian Steel, Arya’s Revenge, and the Red Viper
April 7, 2014
It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth – a rising, thriving middle class.Full Text and Video of President Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address
February 13, 2013
Talk that Harry and Chelsy might reignite their relationship is given fresh impetus.Is Prince Harry Hoping for a Reconciliation?
April 1, 2012
Even some flamed-out former bubble markets are starting to reignite.Housing Market's Hot Spots Run Counter to Weak Sales Overall
December 13, 2011
- to catch fire or cause to catch fire againthe burners reignited
- to flare up or cause to flare up againto reignite the war
- to catch fire or set fire to; burn or cause to burn
- (tr) chem to heat strongly
- (tr) to stimulate or provokethe case has ignited a nationwide debate
Word Origin and History for reignite
1660s, from Latin ignitus, past participle of ignire "set on fire," from ignis "fire" (see igneous). Attested earlier as an adjective (1550s). Related: Ignited; igniting.