self-ignite

verb
self-ig·​nite | \ ˌself-ig-ˈnīt How to pronounce self-ignite (audio) \
self-ignited; self-igniting; self-ignites

Definition of self-ignite

intransitive verb

: to become ignited without flame or spark (as under high compression)

Other Words from self-ignite

self-ignition \ ˌself-​ig-​ˈni-​shən How to pronounce self-ignite (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of self-ignite

1835, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-ignite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-ignite. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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