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ignite

[ig-nahyt]
verb (used with object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
  1. to set on fire; kindle.
  2. Chemistry. to heat intensely; roast.
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verb (used without object), ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing.
  1. to take fire; begin to burn.
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Origin of ignite

1660–70; < Latin ignītus (past participle of ignīre to set on fire, ignite), equivalent to ign(is) fire + -ītus -ite2
Related formsig·nit·a·ble, ig·nit·i·ble, adjectiveig·nit·a·bil·i·ty, ig·nit·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ig·nit·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ig·nit·a·ble, adjectivenon·ig·nit·i·bil·i·ty, nounnon·ig·nit·i·ble, adjectivere·ig·nite, verb (used with object), re·ig·nit·ed, re·ig·nit·ing.un·ig·nit·a·ble, adjectiveun·ig·nit·ed, adjectiveun·ig·nit·ing, adjective

Synonyms for ignite

1. See kindle1.
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British Dictionary definitions for reignite

reignite

verb
  1. to catch fire or cause to catch fire againthe burners reignited
  2. to flare up or cause to flare up againto reignite the war
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ignite

verb
  1. to catch fire or set fire to; burn or cause to burn
  2. (tr) chem to heat strongly
  3. (tr) to stimulate or provokethe case has ignited a nationwide debate
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Derived Formsignitable or ignitible, adjectiveignitability or ignitibility, noun

Word Origin for ignite

C17: from Latin ignīre to set alight, from ignis fire
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Word Origin and History for reignite

ignite

v.

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.

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