re·​ig·​nite | \ (ˌ)rē-ig-ˈnīt How to pronounce reignite (audio) \
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

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reignition \ (ˌ)rē-​ig-​ˈni-​shən How to pronounce reignition (audio) \ 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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“Reignite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of reignite

: to begin to burn again or to cause (something) to begin to burn again
: to give new life or energy to (someone or something)
: to cause (something) to suddenly occur again

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