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
The fires have destroyed more than 1,000 structures since igniting.
The blaze in Ventura County grew to 223 square miles (533 square kilometers) since igniting.
Cigarette butts don’t usually ignite brush, experts say.
Hilinski replaced Luke Falk late in the first half and ignited what had been a sputtering offense.
On a day of record-setting temperatures, Turner ignited a crowd of 54,253 at Dodger Stadium with his blast.
The controversy has ignited a debate over scholarly values in a discipline that some say prioritizes reducing population growth above all else.
The blaze ignited on the roof of the building at Southwest 10th Avenue and Alder Street, firefighters said in a release.
Since igniting Sunday in spots across eight counties, the blazes have reduced entire neighborhoods to ash and rubble.
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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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