relight

verb

re·​light (ˌ)rē-ˈlīt How to pronounce relight (audio)
relit (ˌ)rē-ˈlit How to pronounce relight (audio) or relighted; relighting

transitive + intransitive

: to light (something) again
relit the cigarette/candle
a furnace that would not relight

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Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of relight was in 1662

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“Relight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relight. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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