Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of ignite.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Despite the conspirators depending upon thermite not igniting from the heat of the jet fuel burning, it appears some of it did, and ignited the thermite earlier than expected.

    1000 Architects and Engineers

  • Today, Chrysler and GM will tell Congress what they've done with federal bailout funds they've been given, again igniting the debate: Is the domestic auto industry worth saving, and if so, what will it look like in the future?

    Readers tell us why they stand by their American-made cars

  • Odierno played a big part in igniting the Iraqi insurgency: his division treated every Iraqi as an enemy before trouble even started.

    Matthew Yglesias » Obama, Odierno, and Iraq

  • He said events like the Gila go a long way in igniting interest in American cycling.

    Leipheimer, Armstrong take top two spots in Tour of the Gila

  • With the clock expiring, the sophomore guard got the shot off and in - igniting a wild celebration.

    USATODAY.com

  • Now its success seems to be a prime factor in igniting a building boom among art museums all across the United States.

    Architecture for Art's Sake

  • Even some of the Americans were targets: David Duval was jeered on Friday for his mediocre performance and for his part in igniting a controversy over whether the golfers should be paid for playing for their country.

    Hecklers try to rattle Montgomerie

  • You may recall that within the last year or so, bin Laden or Zawahiri, in a letter to Zarqawi, in effect poured cold water on the idea of igniting a sectarian war here, opposed beheadings.

    CNN Transcript Jul 3, 2006

  • Many political analysts believe Israel would be loath to act against the wishes of the United States, which has spoken out against the idea of igniting a new regional conflict.

    Khaleej Times : UAE News

  • They will not actively campaign for the restoration of the mosque because they hate the idea of igniting a fresh controversy.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

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  • My adjectival use: 'You must keep away from an igniting firework.'

    August 22, 2011