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ignite

verb

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to set (something) on fire
  • tried using newspapers as kindling to ignite the logs in the fireplace

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The first known use of ignite was in 1666

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“Ignite.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ignite. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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