1. cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat

- Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter

Similar word(s): light

Definition categories: weather, burn, combust

2. start to burn or burst into flames

- Marsh gases ignited suddenly

Similar word(s): combust, conflagrate, erupt

Definition categories: weather, turn

3. arouse or excite feelings and passions

- The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor

Similar word(s): heat, inflame, wake

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

4. start or maintain a fire in

Similar word(s): fire, light

Definition categories: change

Sentences with ignite as a verb:

- to ignite iron or platinum