Ig*nite" (?), v. 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.

 

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Ig*nite", v. i.

To take fire; to begin to burn.

 

© Webster 1913.

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