ignite ( ignites 3rd person present) ( igniting present participle) ( ignited past tense & past participle )
1 verb When you ignite something or when it ignites, it starts burning or explodes.
The bombs ignited a fire which destroyed some 60 houses... V n
The blasts were caused by pockets of methane gas that ignited. V
2 verb If something or someone ignites your feelings, they cause you to have very strong feelings about something.
LITERARY There was one teacher who really ignited my interest in words... V n
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
burn, burst into flames, catch fire, fire, flare up, inflame, kindle, light, put a match to (informal) set alight, set fire to, take fire, torch, touch off
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