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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ignite  \Ig*nite"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ignited};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Igniting}.]  [L.  ignitus  p.  p.  of  ignire  to  ignite,  fr 
  ignis  fire.  See  {Igneous}.] 
  1.  To  kindle  or  set  on  fire;  as  to  ignite  paper  or  wood. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  To  subject  to  the  action  of  intense  heat;  to  heat 
  strongly;  --  often  said  of  incombustible  or  infusible 
  substances;  as  to  ignite  iron  or  platinum. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ignite  \Ig*nite"\,  v.  i. 
  To  take  fire;  to  begin  to  burn. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ignite 
  v  1:  cause  to  start  burning;  subject  to  fire  or  great  heat; 
  "great  heat  will  ignite  paper";  "Light  a  cigarette" 
  [syn:  {light}]  [ant:  {extinguish}] 
  2:  start  to  burn;  "The  gasoline  erupted"  [syn:  {erupt},  {catch 
  fire},  {take  fire}] 
  3:  arouse  or  excite  feelings  and  passions;  "The  ostentatious 
  way  of  living  of  the  rich  ignites  the  hatred  of  the  poor"; 
  "The  refugees'  fate  stirred  up  compassion  around  the 
  world"  [syn:  {inflame},  {stir  up},  {heat},  {fire  up}] 




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