Examples of ignite in a Sentence
The fire was ignited by sparks.
The paper ignited on contact with sparks.
a material that ignites easily
Three wins in a row ignited the team.
His proposal is igniting opposition.
Recent Examples of ignite from the Web
In our view these tensions will continue and could ignite with the potential for more upward pressure in Spanish securities versus both German and Italian bonds.
Trump also ignited backlash with a tweet about Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors.
The decision to ignite the remaining chemicals follow fires throughout the week at the plant, about 25 miles northeast of Houston.
While industrial magnets suspend the fuel and hold it in place, the researchers at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) used a process called radio-frequency heating to ignite the nuclear fuel.
And with that, Martinez tossed The King of Torts by John Grisham into his cell, and thus ignited a love affair with the literary equivalent of the CBS procedurals your parents watch before falling asleep.
His 51-yard catch set up the first of three field goals by Tristan Vizcaino and his catches of 10 and 24 yards ignited an early third-quarter drive that Browning capped with a 7-yard swing pass to halfback Lavon Coleman for a 17-7 lead.
According to court documents and trial testimony, Blanchard was in her office when Currie doused her with gasoline and ignited it with a match.
Key players: The inclusion of Derrick Berry as running back in the second half seemed to ignite the Pioneers.
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Origin and Etymology of ignite
First Known Use: 1666See Words from the same year
Synonymsenkindle, fire, burn, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light, torch
Antonymsdouse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench, snuff (out)
Related Wordsimmolate; deflagrate; char, frizzle, scorch; bake, broil, cook; ash, cremate, incinerate, kiln; set off; brighten, illuminate, illumine, irradiate, lighten, radiate; scald, scathe, sear; reignite, rekindle, relight; bank, stoke
Near Antonymschoke, smother, suffocate; stamp (out); blacken, darken, dim, dull, obscure
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- ignite newspaper
- But the entire Oklahoma Panhandle is so dry, everything is … ready to ignite.
- —Karen Hesse, Out of the Dust
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