ignite

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ignitus, past participle of igniō, ignire (to set on fire, ignite). Derived from Latin ignis (fire), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ngʷni- and, thus, related to Sanskrit अग्नि (agní), Lithuanian ugnis and Russian огонь (ogonʹ).

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ignite (third-person singular simple present ignites, present participle igniting, simple past and past participle ignited)

  1. (transitive) to set fire to (something), to light (something)
  2. (transitive) to spark off (something), to enthuse
  3. (intransitive) to commence burning.
  4. (chemistry, transitive) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; often said of incombustible or infusible substances.
    to ignite iron or platinum

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Adjective[edit]

ignite

  1. feminine plural of ignito

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ignīte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of igniō