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[ig-nahy-ter] /ɪgˈnaɪ tər/

a person or thing that .
Electronics. the carborundum rod used to initiate the discharge in an tube.
a person or thing that ignites
a fuse to fire explosive charges
an electrical device for lighting a gas turbine
a subsidiary electrode in an ignitron


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