ignite meaning, ignite definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( 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  
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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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incite, invite, ignition, ignore

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