self-ignite

[self-ig-nahyt, self-]

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

to ignite without spark or flame.

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
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