Translation of ignite in Spanish:

ignite

Pronunciation: /ɪgˈnaɪt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • prenderle fuego a, inflamar [formal]
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    • This was the spark that ignited the discontent aroused by the eradication of coca fields, following Washington's guidelines.
    • The spark that ignited communal passions in the State was the burning of some compartments in a train that carried activists of the saffron camp.
    • That gesture contained plenty of fuel for those who want to hate the United States, and also enough spark to ignite new hatreds, no doubt.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [fuel/paper/wood] prenderse fuego, inflamarse [formal]
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    • It appears the cause was an overheated extension power strip connected to an air conditioner, which caught on fire and ignited a carpet and a couch.
    • The wet weather put the dampeners on most of the grass fires that ignite during the usually drier summer months.
    • The fire, believed to have started when a cigarette ignited petrol, began in the shed behind the home of the Maxwell family in the Poleglass district of the city.

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