ignition ignition  /ɪɡ ˈnɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the process of initiating combustion or catching fire
  2. (n) the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine
  3. (n) the act of setting something on fire


  1. Thoughtfully, they had turned off the ignition, so that the giant did not catch fire.
  2. As Khalaf, 43, turned the ignition switch of his green 1980 Cadillac, a bomb exploded beneath his feet.
  3. Using hydrogen, which has a low ignition temperature, burns rapidly and provides high thrust, they kept an experimental scramjet burning in air moving as fast as 7,000 m.


  1. New Tenn. law designed to prevent repeat DUI offenders

    As of July first, convicted DUI offenders will have breathalyzer devices in their cars. The device is also known as "ignition interlock systems."
    on June 12, 2013     Source: FOX 13 Memphis

  2. DETROIT TIGERS NOTEBOOK: Austin Jackson starts rehab assignment; Jose Alvarez back in Toledo

    DETROIT — Re-ignition, coming soon. There’s no doubt that Austin Jackson is a catalyst for the Detroit Tigers — you have to look no further than their 23-25 record with him on the disabled list over the last two seasons to see how much they miss him.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  3. TN DUI offenders required to install ignition interlock system

    First time DUI offenders in Tennessee will soon be required to install an ignition interlock system on their vehicles.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WMCTV Memphis


  1. "First time offenders need and deserve an alcohol ignition interlock," says Birch.
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Glynn Birch Source: Voice of America

  2. "They wound up changing both ignition boxes and the wiring harness that controls it and then magically it had ignition again," car owner Jack Roush said. "But it had no ignition on either box and the initial diagnosis was that it was dead."
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Jack Roush Source: SI.com

  3. "I think it is now more likely than not, though by no means certain, that we will reach a deal within the next few months," Blair said. "There is a re-ignition of political energy and drive, and an increased recognition of the dire...
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Forbes

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