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Meaning of IGNITE

Pronunciation:  ig'nIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  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"
  2. [v]  cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat; "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"; "Light a cigarette"
  3. [v]  start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

IGNITE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: catch fire, erupt, fire up, heat, inflame, light, stir up, take fire, wake
 Antonyms: extinguish, quench
 See Also: arouse, burn, catch, change state, combust, conflagrate, elicit, enkindle, enkindle, evoke, ferment, fire, fire up, flare up, inflame, kindle, kindle, light up, provoke, raise, reignite, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ig*nite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ignited}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Igniting}.] [L. ignitus, p. p. of ignire to ignite, fr.
    ignis fire. See {Igneous}.]
    1. To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.
    2. (Chem.) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat
       strongly; -- often said of incombustible or infusible
       substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.
  2. \Ig*nite"\, v. i.
    To take fire; to begin to burn.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bank, blaze up, burn, conflagrate, enkindle, fan the flame, feed, feed the fire, fire, fire up, flame up, flare up, inflame, kindle, light, light up, rekindle, relight, relume, set fire to, set on fire, spunk up, stir the fire, stoke, stoke the fire, strike a light, take fire, torch, touch off