- 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 reigniting
Obama's effect on Israel's public debate has been electric, reigniting the hitherto comatose discussion of the West Bank.Obama's Turkish Coup In Israel
March 25, 2013
This week Fenn appeared on The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News touting the treasure hunt, and reigniting the search for his gold.If You’re Hunting for Forrest Fenn’s Buried Treasure, Start Here
March 1, 2013
We believe in reigniting the American ideal of an opportunity society.Cory Booker on ‘Nauseating’ Attack Ads & More Sunday Talk (Video)
The Daily Beast Video
May 20, 2012
So I want to thank Karl for uniting Democrats, inspiring donors, and reigniting the spark in so many progressives.Karl Rove’s Gift to the Dems
June 30, 2011
- 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 reigniting
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.