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ig·nite

 (ĭg-nīt′)
v. ig·nit·ed, ig·nit·ing, ig·nites
v.tr.
1.
a. To cause to burn: The spark plug ignites the fuel.
b. To set fire to: faulty wiring ignited the attic.
2.
a. To arouse the passions of; excite: The insults ignited my anger.
b. To bring about or provoke suddenly; stir up: The news report ignited a controversy.
v.intr.
To begin to burn: had trouble getting the wet tinder to ignite.

[Late Latin ignīre, ignīt-, from Latin ignis, fire.]

ig·nit′a·ble, ig·nit′i·ble adj.
ig·nit′er, ig·ni′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ignited - set afire; "the ignited paper"; "a kindled fire"
lighted, lit - set afire or burning; "the lighted candles"; "a lighted cigarette"; "a lit firecracker"
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As one burns down, the next becomes ignited, and the ashes of the former are knocked into a cocoanut shell kept for the purpose.
Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
She ignited her balloon while sending off fireworks, but she did not fall, and she would not have been killed, probably, had not her car dashed against a chimney and precipitated her to the ground.
He loaded it, and rammed home the loading with his thumb-end; but hardly had he ignited his match across the rough sand-paper of his hand, when Tashtego, his harpooneer, whose eyes had been setting to windward like two fixed stars, suddenly dropped like light from his erect attitude to his seat, crying out in a quick phrensy of hurry, Down, down all, and give way
A light was procured, by rubbing a blunt pointed stick in a groove made in another, as if with intention of deepening it, until by the friction the dust became ignited.
The regiment was like a firework that, once ignited, proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades.
A burst of flame rose toward the skies with an explosion like that of a hundred cannon; the air burned, ignited by flaming embers, then the frightful lightning disappeared, the brands sank, one after another, into the abyss, where they were extinguished, and save for a slight vibration in the air, after a few minutes had elapsed one would have thought that nothing had happened.
Then he ignited the fuse and tossed the explosive into the pool.
Much of the hill was, consequently, covered with such light fuel, which, having been scorched under the sun for the last two months, was ignited with a touch.
Here he kept a great mass of wood, high piled, ready to be ignited as a signal should a steamer or a sail top the far horizon.