- to set on fire; kindle.
- Chemistry. to heat intensely; roast.
- to take fire; begin to burn.
Origin of ignite
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Examples from the Web for reignited
It was Mr. Clooney who reignited the debate last year with his response to a question at the Berlin Film Festival.Can Amal Clooney Save Greece’s Antiquities?
October 15, 2014
Beijing's moves in Hong Kong have reignited political interest.Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0?
September 29, 2014
The protests eventually fizzled but, given the worsening economic situation, they could be reignited.Ukraine’s Revolutionary Lesson for Russia
March 2, 2014
It gave us Kirstie Alley back, reignited the career of a Spice Girl, and dressed up Bristol Palin as a panda-bear furry.‘Dancing With the Stars’: A Love Letter to TV’s Most Ridiculous Show
September 17, 2013
Mass shootings this year in Colorado, Wisconsin, Connecticut, and elsewhere have reignited the debate over gun control in America.Interactive Map: The U.S. Shooting Epidemic
Brian Abelson, Michael Keller
December 14, 2012
- 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 and History for reignited
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.