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
A change in his stance ignited Josh Fuentes on a hitting spree that has lasted more than a month.
Just before 6 p.m., officers from the Lebanon, Mason and Morrow police departments swarmed the jail and prevented the riot from ever igniting, the report said.
The Falcon Heavy will have three boosters instead of one, and 27 engines instead of nine, all of which must ignite simultaneously.
Once floating in midair, the test missile's rocket engine stages ignited and the missile took off.
The grass fires were ignited after 1:30 p.m. Saturday around Sunshine Summit and Oak Grove, along state Route 79, several miles north of Warner Springs, according to Cal Fire.
A little over a year ago, at the ripe old age of 26, Harrier landed a career-igniting role as Spider-Man’s Liz Allan.
There are fewer places in Alabama that will ignite your patriotic spirit more than the memorial park.
And if a fuse burns down and the firework doesn’t ignite, leave it be.
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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
IGNITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ignite for English Language Learners
: to set (something) on fire : to cause (something) to burn
: to begin burning : to catch fire
: to give life or energy to (someone or something)
IGNITE Defined for Kids
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