Elements of the Universe: Ignis – 12 Words


start to burn or burst into flames

By late spring, dozens of these small fires were popping up — and now they were igniting in neighboring counties.Los Angeles Times (Aug 5, 2015)

ignite anew, as of something burning

The craze for tiny pet pigs started decades ago and gets reignited every few years.Washington Times (Jul 22, 2015)

a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

All of that happens in the bag’s igniter, which vaporizes pellet-shaped chemical propellants.BusinessWeek (Oct 30, 2014)

a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires

Gomez is the Brewers’ high-energy ignitor, able to hit for power and has speed.Washington Times (Jun 24, 2015)

capable of burning

Over the eddies of the stream floats a dark, shining ignitible mist.Ph.D.

capable of burning

Hence the phenomena of ignitable, methane-rich water coming out of home taps or rural streams.New York Times (Dec 22, 2014)

the process of initiating combustion or catching fire

Ignition’s new fund, $40 million bigger than the last fund it raised in 2013, comes amid a booming climate for raising venture cash.Reuters (May 21, 2015)
ignition key

a key that operates the ignition switch of an automotive engine

The automaker is advising customers to remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key, until the switches can be fixed.Reuters (Mar 6, 2015)
ignition coil

an induction coil that converts current from a battery into the high-voltage current required by spark plugs

In adjusting the vibrator of an ignition coil, the latter should not require over one-half ampere of current.Hawkins, Nehemiah

produced by the action of fire or intense heat

So insignificant is the aggregate force exerted by man, when contrasted with the ordinary operations of aqueous or igneous agents in the natural world.Lyell, Charles, Sir
igneous rock

rock formed by the solidification of molten magma

The focus of their attention is ancient obsidian, a volcanic glass formed as an igneous rock.New York Times (Mar 17, 2011)
ignis fatuus

an illusion that misleads

After all, am I the victim of an illusion—following but an ignis fatuus kindled by my own vanity?Reid, Mayne

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