ignite - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleigniting
past tenseignited
past participleignited
  1. 1
    [transitive] formal to make something start to burn

    The fire was ignited by a spark from an electrical fault.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to start to burn

      In the end, the rocket’s engines failed to ignite.

  2. 3
    [transitive] formal to start a particular feeling in someone

    His teaching ignited my interest in Russian literature.

  3. 4
    [intransitive/transitive] mainly journalism to make something exciting, or to become exciting