ignite

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has articles on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ignitus, past participle of igniō, ignire (to set on fire, ignite). Derived from Latin ignis (fire), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥gʷnis and, thus, related to Sanskrit अग्नि (agní), Lithuanian ugnis and Russian ого́нь (ogónʹ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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 trigger
    • 2005, Mick Fowler, On Thin Ice: Alpine Climbs in the Americas, Asia and the Himalaya
      Our observations on the way up had been mixed but the deep, crisp cold of the Peruvian night followed by a crystal clear dawn re-ignited our enthusiasm and sent us scampering across the frozen snow bowl []
  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

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ignite f pl

  1. feminine plural of ignito

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

ignīte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of igniō