Meaning of IGNITE in English

IGNITE

— ignitable, ignitible , adj. — ignitability, ignitibility , n.

/ig nuyt"/ , v. , ignited, igniting .

v.t.

1. to set on fire; kindle.

2. Chem. to heat intensely; roast.

v.i.

3. to take fire; begin to burn.

[ 1660-70; ignitus (ptp. of ignire to set on fire, ignite), equiv. to ign ( is ) fire + -itus -ITE 2 ]

Syn. 1. See kindle .

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