ignite translation | English-French dictionary

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   (=cause to explode)  
  [+explosive, firework]  
mettre à feu  
→ One detonator went off but failed to ignite the explosives.        
→ a more versatile device for igniting fireworks        
  [+petrol, combustible material]   faire exploser  
→ Police believe a spark from a nearby bonfire ignited petrol as he was refuelling the mower        
A spark ignited the petrol.      Une étincelle a fait exploser l'essence.  
     [+fire]   provoquer  
The bombs ignited a fire which destroyed some 60 houses.      Les bombes provoquèrent un incendie qui détruisit 60 maisons.  
  [+revolution, conflict]  
→ They sent troops into the region, igniting a conflict that has killed thousands of soldiers        
→ This incident was the spark which ignited the revolution last December.        
  [+debate]   faire naître  
→ His comments are likely to ignite a debate about the future of theatre.        
  [+interest]   éveiller  
→ There was one teacher who really ignited my interest in words.        
[petrol, gas]  
→ The blasts were caused by methane gas that ignited.        
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
ignite v.
enflammer (vt.) ; s'enflammer (vr.)

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a spark ignited the petrole déclencher fait exploser , provoquer

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susciter une étincelle d'intérêt chez qn
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