Definition of “ignite” - English Dictionary


(Definition of “ignite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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igniteverb [ I/T ]

us /ɪɡˈnɑɪt/

to start burning, or to cause something to start burning:

[ T ] The forest fire began when a spark from a campfire ignited some dry grass nearby.
[ T ] fig. to ignite a controversy

(Definition of “ignite” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)