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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.

ignite

(ɪɡˈnaɪt)
vb
1. to catch fire or set fire to; burn or cause to burn
2. (Chemistry) (tr) chem to heat strongly
3. (tr) to stimulate or provoke: the case has ignited a nationwide debate.
[C17: from Latin ignīre to set alight, from ignis fire]
igˈnitable, igˈnitible adj
igˌnitaˈbility, igˌnitiˈbility n

ig•nite

(ɪgˈnaɪt)

v. -nit•ed, -nit•ing. v.t.
1. to set on fire; cause to burn.
2. Chem. to heat intensely; roast.
3. to arouse; kindle.
v.i.
4. to catch fire; begin to burn.
[1660–70; < Late Latin ignītus, past participle of ignīre to set on fire, ignite, derivative of Latin ignis fire]
ig•nit′a•ble, ig•nit′i•ble, adj.
ig•nit`a•bil′i•ty, ig•nit`i•bil′i•ty, n.
syn: See kindle.

ignite


Past participle: ignited
Gerund: igniting

Imperative
ignite
ignite
Present
I ignite
you ignite
he/she/it ignites
we ignite
you ignite
they ignite
Preterite
I ignited
you ignited
he/she/it ignited
we ignited
you ignited
they ignited
Present Continuous
I am igniting
you are igniting
he/she/it is igniting
we are igniting
you are igniting
they are igniting
Present Perfect
I have ignited
you have ignited
he/she/it has ignited
we have ignited
you have ignited
they have ignited
Past Continuous
I was igniting
you were igniting
he/she/it was igniting
we were igniting
you were igniting
they were igniting
Past Perfect
I had ignited
you had ignited
he/she/it had ignited
we had ignited
you had ignited
they had ignited
Future
I will ignite
you will ignite
he/she/it will ignite
we will ignite
you will ignite
they will ignite
Future Perfect
I will have ignited
you will have ignited
he/she/it will have ignited
we will have ignited
you will have ignited
they will have ignited
Future Continuous
I will be igniting
you will be igniting
he/she/it will be igniting
we will be igniting
you will be igniting
they will be igniting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been igniting
you have been igniting
he/she/it has been igniting
we have been igniting
you have been igniting
they have been igniting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been igniting
you will have been igniting
he/she/it will have been igniting
we will have been igniting
you will have been igniting
they will have been igniting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been igniting
you had been igniting
he/she/it had been igniting
we had been igniting
you had been igniting
they had been igniting
Conditional
I would ignite
you would ignite
he/she/it would ignite
we would ignite
you would ignite
they would ignite
Past Conditional
I would have ignited
you would have ignited
he/she/it would have ignited
we would have ignited
you would have ignited
they would have ignited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ignite - cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
fire up, light, light up - begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
reignite - ignite anew, as of something burning; "The strong winds reignited the cooling embers"
conflagrate, enkindle, kindle, inflame - cause to start burning; "The setting sun kindled the sky with oranges and reds"
combust, burn - cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
light up - ignite; "The sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano"
flare up - ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down; "the fire flared up and died down once again"
blow out, extinguish, quench, snuff out - put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
2.ignite - start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
blow out - erupt in an uncontrolled manner; "The oil well blew out"
catch - start burning; "The fire caught"
light up - start to burn with a bright flame; "The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"
combust, burn - cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
3.ignite - arouse or excite feelings and passionsignite - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
ferment - work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa"

ignite

verb
1. catch fire, burn, burst into flames, fire, inflame, flare up, take fire The blast was caused by pockets of methane gas which ignited.
2. set fire to, light, set alight, torch, kindle, touch off, put a match to (informal) The bombs ignited a fire which destroyed some 60 houses.

ignite

verb
To cause to burn or undergo combustion:
Slang: torch.
Idioms: set afire, set fire to.
Translations
يُشعِل، يَشتَعِل
zapálit
antændetænde
kveikja; kvikna
uždegimas
aizdedzinātaizdegties
ateşlemektutuşmakyakmakyanmak

ignite

[ɪgˈnaɪt]
A. VTencender, prender fuego a (LAm)
B. VIencenderse, prender (LAm)

ignite

[ɪgˈnaɪt]
vt
(= cause to explode) [+ explosive, firework] → mettre à feu; [+ petrol, combustible material] → faire exploser
A spark ignited the petrol → Une étincelle a fait exploser l'essence.
[+ fire] → provoquer
The bombs ignited a fire which destroyed some 60 houses → Les bombes provoquèrent un incendie qui détruisit 60 maisons.
(= start) [+ revolution, conflict] → déclencher; [+ debate] → faire naître; [+ interest] → éveiller
vi [petrol, gas] → s'enflammer

ignite

vtentzünden, anzünden; (Aut) → zünden; (fig) passions, interesterwecken
visich entzünden, Feuer fangen; (Aut) → zünden

ignite

[ɪgˈnaɪt]
1. vt (fire, match) → accendere; (wood) → incendiare
2. viaccendersi

ignite

(igˈnait) verb
to (cause to) catch fire. Petrol is easily ignited.
ignition (igˈniʃən) noun
1. the instrument in a car etc which ignites the petrol in the engine. He switched on the car's ignition.
2. the act of igniting.
References in classic literature ?
On the first occasion I started up in alarm, to learn that she inferred from a particular light in the sky, that Westminster Abbey was on fire; and to be consulted in reference to the probability of its igniting Buckingham Street, in case the wind changed.
In the sudden thud, hiss, and glare of the igniting trees, the panic-stricken crowd seems to have swayed hesitatingly for some moments.
The lighted cigar was for the purpose, if emergency arose, of igniting the fuse of the dynamite.