verb (used with object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
verb (used without object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
Origin of ignite
Examples from the Web for ignited
His hunger strike in December 2011 received nation-wide recognition and was one of the sparks that ignited the protest movement.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Three months of despair were ignited in suburban Missouri when officer Darren Wilson was told he would walk free.
In point of fact, the mass vilification of the league, which peaked a month ago, burned out as quickly as it ignited.
That incident was due to an “equipment” problem (a steel tube ruptured)—resulting in explosive vapors being released and ignited.
Economic disarray has ignited resentment toward immigrants, Brussels, and the euro currency, which is shared by 18 countries.Elections Could Be the Beginning of the End for Europe|Tracy McNicoll, Nadette De Visser|May 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Probably some coal jerked out of the galley-fire had found its way below, and had ignited some of the stores.Paul Gerrard|W.H.G. Kingston
"I do not think you are giving me the true reason," and Cummings ignited a match that he might see the Indian's face.The Search for the Silver City|James Otis
With grandiloquent gesture he raised another of the tindery fragments and ignited it from the first.
Our business is not with the nature of the igniting spark, but of the powder which is ignited.Sanitary and Social Lectures and Essays|Charles Kingsley
Sometimes fuel is piled on rafts, ignited, and allowed to drift blazing across the fiords in the darkness of night.Balder The Beautiful, Vol. I.|Sir James George Frazer
British Dictionary definitions for ignited
Word Origin for ignite
Word Origin and History for ignited
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.