ignited ignited  /ɪɡ ˈnaɪ tɪd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) set afire

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Paula Jones ignited a furor when she charged the President with sexual harassment in 1994 for allegedly propositioning her while he was governor of Arkansas.
  2. While the court weighs whether or not to get back into the fray, the civil unrest ignited by the ban shows no sign of abating.
  3. Such fires, which can occur naturally or are ignited by mining operations, are found worldwide and can burn for years, causing heavy environmental damage.

News

  1. Wind-driven wildfires destroy homes near Colorado Springs

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - High winds, scorching heat and low humidity fueled a wildfire that burned several homes on the edge of Colorado Springs on Tuesday and another blaze forced the evacuation of one of Colorado's top tourist attractions, authorities said. The blaze near Colorado Springs ignited on Tuesday and ripped through the Black Forest, northeast of the city, said Mike ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Fire burning in Pueblo's Fountain Creek riverbed

    A fire has ignited in the Fountain Creek river bottom.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

  3. Study suggests heading soccer balls can lead to brain injuries

    A study suggesting heading soccer balls can lead to brain injury has ignited a firestorm in the world of athletics.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KCTV 5 Kansas City

Quotes

  1. On "The View," McCain said that Palin had "ignited a spark" among voters but acknowledged they parted ways on certain issues.
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  2. "It is understood that the refugees on the boat spread petrol and that ignited causing the explosion," Colin Barnett, the conservative Western Australian Premier, told reporters.
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: Colin Barnett Source: Times Online

  3. Cruise said the movie "really ignited a huge flame and a lot of dialogue" at screenings at US colleges, "which is what I think is what this kind of film should do."
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Tom Cruise Source: Forbes

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