Definify.com

Webster 1913 Edition


Ignite

Ig-nite′

(ĭg-nīt′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Ignited
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Igniting
.]
[L.
ignitus
, p. p. of
ignire
to ignite, fr.
ignis
fire. See
Igneous
.]
1.
To kindle or set on fire;
as, to
ignite
paper or wood
.
2.
(Chem.)
To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; – often said of incombustible or infusible substances;
as, to
ignite
iron or platinum
.

Ig-nite′

,
Verb.
I.
To take fire; to begin to burn.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ignite

IGNI'TE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. ignis, fire.] To kindle, or set on fire.
1.
More generally, to communicate fire to, or to render luminous or red by heat; as, to ignite charcoal or iron. Anthracite is ignited with more difficulty than bituminous coal.

IGNI'TE

,
Verb.
I.
To take fire; to become red with heat.

Definition 2022


ignite

ignite

English

Verb

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

Translations

Related terms

Anagrams


Italian

Adjective

ignite f pl

  1. feminine plural of ignito

Latin

Verb

ignīte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of igniō