Definition of 'ignite'
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This ignited my thinking about what the job really entails. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Officials said the fire ignited by the blast was responsible for most of the deaths. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He torched the car with himself inside but failed to ignite the gas. The Sun (2016)The upshot of the matter was that the civil war ignited other uprisings. Somewhere East of Life (1994)Further increases are sure to ignite a political row. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And that sounds a bit like putting out one fire and igniting another. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Such an attack would ignite a regional war. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Shia leaders warned that they were designed to ignite a civil war. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It realised his death in jail would ignite civil war. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He cynically ignited this class war as cover for the failure of his policies. The Sun (2015)The move is likely to ignite a row because many head teachers say the new demand is a burden too far. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its four gas cylinders then ignited. The Sun (2011)The driver managed to pull on to the hard shoulder but sparks caused a fire that ignited the chemical it was carrying. The Sun (2012)The huge payout could again ignite a row about bankers' bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The engine ignited the gas and 15 people died. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Iran case comes close to igniting a similar row. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It included tips on remote control detonation, handgun training and how to ignite forest fires. The Sun (2012)Put simply, there was not enough oxygen in either car for the petrol and gas to ignite. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The scheme is likely to ignite fresh anger about excessive pay at banks that came close to collapse and required public money to survive. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But the new report shows the MoD also knew of the dangers of fires that could ignite the fuel. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The gang inserted a tube into the cash machine in Burnley and flooded it with gas before igniting it with a trigger. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Investigators are still studying the home's wreckage to find the cause of a gas leak which ignited when central heating was turned on. The Sun (2008)The move has ignited a furious row, with critics accusing her of building an unhealthy bridge between the seat of power and the media. Times, Sunday Times (2012)When it comes to keeping my fire ignited, there are four things that I have to do. Christianity Today (2000)
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Used Occasionally. ignite is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'ignite'
British English: ignite VERB
When you ignite something or when it ignites, it starts burning or explodes.
The bombs ignited a fire which destroyed some 60 houses.
Definition of ignite from the Collins English Dictionary
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