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ignite

verb

1 ignite

Cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat:
— Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter.

synonym: light.

Dutch: aansteken, ontsteken



2 ignite

Start to burn or burst into flames:
— Marsh gases ignited suddenly.

synonyms: catch fire, combust, conflagrate, erupt, take fire.

Dutch: ontbranden, ontvlammen, vlamvatten

3 ignite

Arouse or excite feelings and passions:
— The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor.

synonyms: fire up, heat, inflame, stir up, wake.

Dutch: opstoken, losmaken, warmlopen

4 ignite

Start or maintain a fire in.

synonyms: fire, light.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: bank, blaze up, burn, conflagrate, enkindle, fan the flame, feed, feed the fire, fire, fire up, flame up, flare up, inflame, kindle, light, light up, rekindle, relight, relume, set fire to ... show more.

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