- to set on fire; kindle.
- Chemistry. to heat intensely; roast.
- to take fire; begin to burn.
Origin of ignite
Synonyms for ignite
Examples from the Web for re-ignite
Contemporary Examples of re-ignite
El Zomor said his attempts to re-ignite talks between the army and the Brotherhood showed signs of progress.Egypt's Army and Muslim Brotherhood Are Negotiating, Says Islamist Leader
October 16, 2013
Historical Examples of re-ignite
I re-ignite my extinguished lamp, and take a peep into the studio.The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba
- 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 for ignite
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.