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Ignite

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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.