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ignite

[ig′nīt]
(chemistry)
To start a fuel burning.
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They can cycle twice as often as magnetically triggered injectors, so short duration injections can be used to generate mixture flows that are easily ignited.
In the same year, furniture ignited by small open flame sources caused 80 deaths, 350 injuries and more than $30 million in property damage.
The garage was filled with stacks of newspapers and other combustible material that could have been ignited by electric- or propane-powered space heaters, a detective said.
LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE - Using a napalm-like jelly, Los Angeles County firefighters on Thursday ignited a 75-acre controlled burn on the dry hillsides above La Canada Flintridge.
When ignited, the chemical burns at 4,300 degrees, nearly twice the temperature needed to melt ordinary steel.
A post office and several businesses were evacuated Monday after a driver operating a tractor accidentally ignited a fire that burned 60 acres, officials said.