ignite Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ignite" in British English

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igniteverb

uk   us   /ɪɡˈnaɪt/
[I or T] formal to (​cause to) ​startburning or ​explode: The ​fuelspontaneously ignites because of the high ​temperature and ​pressure. [T] to ​cause a ​dangerous, ​excited, or ​angrysituation to ​begin: The ​proposedrestrictions have ignited a ​storm of ​protest.
(Definition of ignite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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igniteverb [I/T]

 us   /ɪɡˈnɑɪt/
to ​startburning, or to ​cause something to ​startburning: [T] The ​forestfirebegan when a ​spark from a ​campfire ignited some ​drygrassnearby. [T] fig. to ignite a ​controversy
(Definition of ignite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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