to set on fire; kindle.
Chemistry. to heat intensely; roast.
to take fire; begin to burn.
- ig·nit·a·ble, ig·nit·i·ble, adjective
- ig·nit·a·bil·i·ty, ig·nit·i·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·ig·nit·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·ig·nit·a·ble, adjective
- non·ig·nit·i·bil·i·ty, noun
- non·ig·nit·i·ble, adjective
- re·ig·nite, verb (used with object), re·ig·nit·ed, re·ig·nit·ing.
- un·ig·nit·a·ble, adjective
- un·ig·nit·ed, adjective
- un·ig·nit·ing, adjective
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How to use ignite in a sentence
The rumors ignited last Thursday that Salesforce had interest in Slack.As Slack acquisition rumors swirl, a look at Salesforce’s six biggest deals | Ron Miller | November 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
The pandemic has ignited much faster growth in food delivery as people avoid going out to eat.Pros and cons of investing in 5 upcoming tech IPOs from Airbnb to Roblox | Aaron Pressman | November 25, 2020 | Fortune
That fire also ignited this year and was declared 100 percent contained in September.Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history. Other massive blazes are close behind. | Umair Irfan | October 22, 2020 | Vox
Three of the four largest fires in Colorado history have ignited since July.Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history. Other massive blazes are close behind. | Umair Irfan | October 22, 2020 | Vox
Graham’s decision to attack Harrison over his returns further ignited those calls.Jaime Harrison Says He Feels ‘A Little Sad’ For Lindsey Graham | Hope Wright | September 17, 2020 | Essence.com
British Dictionary definitions for ignite
to catch fire or set fire to; burn or cause to burn
(tr) chem to heat strongly
(tr) to stimulate or provoke: the case has ignited a nationwide debate
- ignitable or ignitible, adjective
- ignitability or ignitibility, noun
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