Translation of ignition in Spanish:

ignition

Pronunciation: /ɪgˈnɪʃən/

n

  • 1.1 u (act) encendido (m), ignición (f) [formal] (before n) ignition key llave (f) de contacto or (AmL tb) del arranque ignition system sistema (m) de encendido
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    • The danger is that the child s hand is still in the line of fire when ignition occurs and severe burns result.
    • The ESU is the most frequent ignition source for surgical fires.
    • The cast-iron grate can hold 18 burgers, and one-touch ignition makes lighting the fire a cinch.
    1.2 (mechanism) [Auto] encendido (m) to turn on o (BrE also) switch on the ignition darle* al contacto or (AmL tb) al arranque
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    • Buffy switched off the ignition and leaned forward, resting her forehead on the steering wheel.
    • Alice quickly followed her, closed the door, fumbled with the key before finally getting it into the ignition, switched in on, then took a few deep breaths.
    • He claimed he couldn't switch off the ignition because modern Renaults have a magnetic card ‘key’ system and he was unable to remove the card while on the run.

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