verb (used with object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
verb (used without object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
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He tested the reactions of various materials—in trying to see whether camphor would ignite, he burned off his eyelashes and eyebrows.When Einstein Tilted at Windmills - Issue 93: Forerunners|Amanda Gefter|November 18, 2020|Nautilus
Knowing that nature is dying ignites in me a preemptive nostalgia and the urge to stock up on outdoor experiences, like canned beans in a pandemic.
Senior running back Jake Funk helped ignite the offense with 221 rushing yards, more than he had ever accumulated in an entire season.Taulia Tagovailoa responded after a rough opener and now Maryland’s offense is rolling|Emily Giambalvo|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
The outbreaks ignited a citywide epidemic that prompted the government to enforce even stricter lockdown provisions.CEO Anthony Tan says Grab is partnering with Microsoft to reskill drivers|eamonbarrett|October 27, 2020|Fortune
Three of the four largest wildfires in state history have ignited just since July.Colorado is fighting its largest wildfire in history. Other massive blazes are close behind.|Umair Irfan|October 22, 2020|Vox
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
That action ignited protests that rocked Wisconsin and spurred a recall—only the second recall of a governor in U.S. history.The Next Phase of the Koch Brothers’ War on Unions|Carl Deal and Tia Lessin|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The weight of both decisions ignited protests across the land.Any Outrage Out There for Ramos and Liu, Protesters?|Mike Barnicle|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Before long, the methane ignited and the entire store blew up.
Three months of despair were ignited in suburban Missouri when officer Darren Wilson was told he would walk free.
In 1829 an English chemist discovered that matches on which had been placed chlorate of potash could be ignited by friction.
A portion of the precipitate supposed to be a fatty acid was ignited in a porcelain spoon.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)|William Anderson Syme
Then suddenly the very gentleness of his smile ignited a little answering smile on her lips.Molly Make-Believe|Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
The gas is ignited by means of an electric spark which is produced between the two parts A and B of an electric circuit.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
This wood possessed the peculiar property of smouldering for hours when once ignited, without actually bursting into flame.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont