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Definition of ignite:

  1. To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.
  2. To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; - often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.
  3. To take fire; to begin to burn.

Synonyms:

break open, wake, stir up, awake, erupt, shake up, set fire to, belch, flash, throw a fit, touch a match to, singe, cremate, extravasate, brand, hit the roof, recrudesce, disturb, raise up, have a fit, agitate, push through, consume, fly off the handle, foment, break out, wake up, flip one's lid, blow a fuse, take fire, start, have kittens, incinerate, burst out, irrupt, burst, illume, hot, lose one's temper, come out, fire, awaken, get down, flare, enkindle, set on fire, set off, hit the ceiling, touch off, blow one's stack, heat up, light up, flare up, rouse, hot up, alight, break through, fire up, unhorse, commove, vex, char, blow up, arouse, torch, light, illuminate, flip one's wig, cauterize, perch, break, fall, inflame, get off, conflagrate, illumine, heat, incite, combust, strike a light, flame, scorch, come alive, waken, catch fire, dismount, go ballistic, burst into flames, start up, instigate, blaze.

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