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Ignite


IGNI'TE, verb transitive [Latin 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 intransitive To take fire; to become red with heat.