Origin of ignition
Related Words for ignitionignition, heat, service, burst, outbreak, blast, detonation, outburst, firing, turmoil, disturbance, agitation, tumult, kindling, flaming, oxidization, discharge, bang, boom, blowout
Examples from the Web for ignition
Contemporary Examples of ignition
So, I took the keys out of the ignition and hid them under my passenger seat.'E-Team': James Foley's Last Film
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“Goode reached for the ignition, started the vehicle,” the report says.The Teen Love Letters that Led to a Tragic Murder-Suicide in Florida
March 30, 2014
Received more than 260 complaints about an ignition switch fault in General Motors cars linked to at least a dozen deaths.Up to a Point: The U.S. Government’s Minimum Wage Is $430 Million Per Hour
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March 21, 2014
Take, for example, the surprise cameo by R. Kelly, who sang part of—wait for it—“Ignition (Remix).”I Was Way Too Old for Z100’s Jingle Ball Concert. But I Couldn’t Have Had More Fun.
December 14, 2013
Boeing claims to have eliminated the risk of combustion, but not ignition.The Dreamliner Will Fly Again, But Is Boeing Still Blowing Smoke?
March 26, 2013
Historical Examples of ignition
It gave a residue on ignition amounting only to 1.6 per cent.
The ignition of the detonating mixture was effected by an electric spark.
The ignition switch is closed, and connects the ignition system to the battery.
See that the ignition and lighting switches are in their "OFF" positions.
He taxied quickly off, stopped on the floor nearby, and cut the ignition.The Pygmy Planet
John Stewart Williamson
- the act or process of initiating combustion
- the process of igniting the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
- the ignition the devices used to ignite the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
1610s, "act of heating to the point of combustion," from French ignition (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin ignitionem (nominative ignitio), from Latin ignire "set on fire," from ignis "fire" (see igneous). Meaning "means of sparking an internal combustion engine" is from 1881.