re·​ig·​nite | \(ˌ)rē-ig-ˈnīt \
reignited; reigniting

Definition of reignite 

1 transitive + intransitive : to begin or cause (something) to begin to burn again The strong winds reignited the embers. The fire reignited.

2 transitive : to give new life or energy to (something) The success of the movie reignited her career. The economic crisis has reignited debate on the regulation of banks.

3 intransitive : to reoccur suddenly The war never really ended. It … seemed to reignite every two years or so.— Jeffrey Bartholet

Other Words from reignite

reignition \ (ˌ)rē-​ig-​ˈni-​shən \ noun plural reignitions
measures to prevent the reignition of the fire Crews will continue to patrol the affected areas today to keep an eye out for reignitions. — Ryan Pfeil

First Known Use of reignite

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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