verb (used with object), ignited, igniting.
to set on fire; kindle.
Chemistry. to heat intensely; roast.
verb (used without object), ignited, igniting.
to take fire; begin to burn.
to catch fire or set fire to; burn or cause to burn
(transitive) (chem) to heat strongly
(transitive) to stimulate or provoke: the case has ignited a nationwide debate
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.
[ig-nahy-ter] /ɪgˈnaɪ tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that . 2. Electronics. the carborundum rod used to initiate the discharge in an tube. /ɪɡˈnaɪtə/ noun 1. a person or thing that ignites 2. a fuse to fire explosive charges 3. an electrical device for lighting a gas turbine 4. a subsidiary electrode in an […]
[ig-nish-uh n] /ɪgˈnɪʃ ən/ noun 1. the act or fact of ; state of being . 2. a means or device for . 3. (in an internal-combustion engine) the process that the fuel in the cylinder. /ɪɡˈnɪʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of initiating combustion 2. the process of igniting the fuel in an […]
noun 1. (in an automotive ignition system) a transformer consisting of two wire windings or coils in which low-voltage direct current is fed through the primary winding to generate high-voltage spark pulses in the secondary winding. noun 1. an induction coil that supplies the high voltage to the sparking plugs of an internal-combustion engine
- Ignition key
noun 1. the key used in a motor vehicle to turn the switch that connects the battery to the ignition system and other electrical devices