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Ignite

1. To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.

2. (Science: chemistry) to subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.

Origin: L. Ignitus, p.p. Of ignire to ignite, fr. Ignis fire. See igneous.


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Re: Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!

... I never heard of Frank Baker, maybe because I live in the wrong country. But Rahul lived in a place with high phosphorous levels, which tend to ignite very easily - but it has nothing to do with humans bursting into fire. If you feel hot and/or have some irritating sensations it might have a ...

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Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:23 am
 
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Re: Help! I'm freaking out so badly please answer this!

... I never heard of Frank Baker, maybe because I live in the wrong country. But Rahul lived in a place with high phosphorous levels, which tend to ignite very easily - but it has nothing to do with humans bursting into fire. If you feel hot and/or have some irritating sensations it might have a ...

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by Tricho
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:34 am
 
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Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

... far below 100C and even if it were boiling, the pipes would burst rather than cause fire anyway. Or am I missing something here, can you really ignite things with a hot water radiator? I am not aware of any neural short-circuit mechanism that could cause fire, because a) the energies in the ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:30 am
 
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Topic: Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?
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Reasons why spontaneous human combustion is impossible?

... onto them to catch on fire, even though internally a radiator is merely hot water. Any heat will be conducted to the skin which will readily ignite as it contains little to no water.

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by Coelacanth
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:12 pm
 
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Re: prokartotes

There is also the thylakoid membrane of a cyanobacterium which might qualify, but whether or not to call that an organelle would likely ignite semantic argument.

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by jonmoulton
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: prokartotes
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