reignite

verb re·ig·nite \ (ˌ)rē-ig-ˈnīt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reignite

reignited; reigniting
transitive + intransitive
1 T/I : to begin or cause (something) to begin to burn again
  • The strong winds reignited the embers.
  • The fire reignited.
2 T : 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 I : to reoccur suddenly
  • The war never really ended. It … seemed to reignite every two years or so.
  • —Jeffrey Bartholet

reignition

play \(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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