[self-ig-nahyt, self-]

verb (used without object), self-ig·nit·ed, self-ig·nit·ing.

to ignite without spark or flame.

Nearby words

  1. self-hypnosis,
  2. self-hypnotized,
  3. self-identification,
  4. self-identify,
  5. self-identity,
  6. self-image,
  7. self-immolating,
  8. self-immolation,
  9. self-important,
  10. self-imposed

Origin of self-ignite

First recorded in 1940–45

Related formsself-ig·ni·tion [self-ig-nish-uh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪgˈnɪʃ ən, ˌsɛlf-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019