reignite

verb
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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