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A spark could ignite it and set the globe on fire like it was a brandied Christmas pudding.

The flames did not touch her, but they did ignite the curtain at the window.

Fuze—a device to ignite the charge of a shell or other projectile.

It is impossible to ignite there a fragment of amorphous phosphorus.

The fuse was imperfect and did not ignite the charge as soon as was expected.

He must get the passengers off the floorless bridge that might ignite at any moment.

They were afraid of lighting one lest it should ignite the grass.

The incandescent particles, falling on to the chips, ignite them.

When all is ready, ignite the matches, and cover close for several hours.

Suddenly it flamed up, and he saw it ignite the fabric of the balloon.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin ignitus, past participle of ignire "set on fire," from ignis "fire" (see igneous). Attested earlier as an adjective (1550s). Related: Ignited; igniting.

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