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ignite

ig·nite

ignite

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg naIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ignited, ignites, igniting
definition 1: to cause to begin burning; set on fire; kindle.
antonyms:
extinguish
similar words:
burn, fire, flame, inflame, kindle, light
definition 2: to subject to intense heat; cause to glow with heat.
definition 3: to stir up the emotions of; excite.
The speech ignited the anger of the hearers.
antonyms:
dampen
similar words:
agitate, excite, fire, heat, inflame, kindle
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to begin to burn; catch fire; glow with heat.
similar words:
catch, fire, kindle, light, strike
derivations: ignitable (ignitible) (adj.), ignitability (ignitibility) (n.)
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