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
His choice of words ignited a firestorm of criticism, and left the country once again grappling with how to talk about race, bigotry, and the legacy of segregation in America today.
Jones resigned at UConn after igniting a controversy with his comments on religion in the huddle.
Firefighters have smothered the hills with hundreds of thousands of gallons of fire retardant in an attempt to keep embers from igniting spot fires and to keep flames at bay, Brown said.
Night shift: The bright, diffuse interior lights in the Armada are too bright and diffuse for igniting while in motion.
The new Eminem/Beyoncé collaboration ignited a firestorm on Twitter.
But Conwell's appearance on television for the first time as a pro is secondary to what has ignited his excitement.
The charity took its name from the famous riots in 1969 at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, which have largely been credited with igniting the modern global LGBTQ rights movement.
Several families were sleeping -- including a downstairs neighbor with four children -- when Davis broke a window and ignited a curtain, according to testimony.
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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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