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 Meanings and Examples of IGNITE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ignite
 v.  kindle; cause to start burning; set fire to
Classic Sentence:
1  A sudden light made them blink; Gavroche had just managed to ignite one of those bits of cord dipped in resin which are called cellar rats.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
2  After that no wood is used, except as a means of quick ignition to the staple fuel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
3  Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
4  The regiment was like a firework that, once ignited, proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
5  The light of nature was ignited in him.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII—THE INTERIOR OF DESPAIR
Example Sentence:
1  A nuclear-armed Iran would ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.
2  The burning foam generates such heat that other items in the room can ignite spontaneously.
3  The ignition of methane gas killed eight men.
4  He fumbled the key into the ignition.
5  Considering that most of your clothes are polyester or cotton blends, the off flow lint is a good fire ignition source.
6  The blast was caused by pockets of methane gas that ignited.
7  The powder immediately ignited and set off a chain reaction of explosions.
8  The liquid ignited when somebody dropped a match in it accidentally.
9  Climate Research, the paper that ignited his indignation is a 2003 study that turned out to be underwritten by the American Petroleum Institute.