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verb as in set on fire

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But if Kobani falls it could well end up re-igniting the 30-year long Kurdish insurgency inside Turkey.

The mechanics of igniting a new round of talks is complex, mainly because the PA is in desperate need of a political achievement.

The fire appeared on the tail of the airship, igniting the leaking hydrogen.

A meteor streaked across Russia last Friday, igniting the sky with an ethereal explosion of light.

And they have succeeded in igniting a large public of sophisticated and critical Israelis, old and young.

Let him, however, succeed in igniting his adversary, and he was in a good humor directly.

As they gazed it broke into flame, the resinous leaves igniting with a succession of sharp cracks like pistol shots.

Consequently, it is better to reduce it by igniting at a red heat in a current of hydrogen and to weigh it as metallic cobalt.

The filtrate contains the titanium, which is recovered by evaporating and igniting.

Previously igniting the substance sometimes assists the powdering; but it is best to use a steel mortar.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to igniting, such as: kindle, burn, inflame, fire, light, and enkindle.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.