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Mar
28
2017

ignite

ihg naIt

transitive verb
1.  to cause to begin burning; set on fire; kindle.
He ignited the charcoal with his lighter.

2.  to stir up the emotions of; excite.
The electrifying speech ignited the crowd.

3.  to cause to begin or emerge suddenly.
This absurd accusation ignited her anger.
The new research findings ignited a controversy.
This book ignited in him a lifelong interest in plants.

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