Translation of ignite in Spanish:


prenderle fuego a, v.

Pronunciation /ɪɡˈnʌɪt//ɪɡˈnaɪt/

transitive verb

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    prenderle fuego a
    inflamar formal
    • These critics have rightly emphasized Tourgee's influence on Chesnutt's career as a writer, as one of the sparks which ignited his literary aspirations.
    • Set with beautiful stonework on the outside, designed to ignite the aesthetic emotions of hip-seeking purists, the city is falling apart, but no one will ever know.
    • As the former England manager surveyed the debris by which he was surrounded, he knew that a spark was required to ignite the passion for which they were renowned in the north-east.
    • If the views here don't ignite your passion, might we suggest bass fishing?
    • The rebellion in him was ignited when at the instigation of a money lender, his father was murdered.
    • The magazine's story at most provided an incidental spark that ignited the explosive outrage against US policies and practices that exists throughout the region.
    • This was the spark that ignited the discontent aroused by the eradication of coca fields, following Washington's guidelines.
    • That achievement, however tentative and imperfect, would ignite mounting aspirations for democratization from Iran to Morocco.
    • The spark that ignited communal passions in the State was the burning of some compartments in a train that carried activists of the saffron camp.
    • That gesture contained plenty of fuel for those who want to hate the United States, and also enough spark to ignite new hatreds, no doubt.
    • Their minds were like kindling, I reflected; all they needed was a spark to ignite a love of learning that would lift them above the drugs, violence, and poverty.
    • And for a team like the Calgary Flames, which has missed the playoffs for five straight seasons, you need a pretty big spark to ignite playoff hopes.
    • When that rate of monetary ease got above the 6% level, animal emotions were ignited in the equity markets.
    • The listing of this bird as endangered ignited emotions across the southwest.
    • This is the source of the play's farcical energy, the spark that ignites its passion and its black comedy.
    • Let's hope that these sparks will ignite the anger of workers.
    • He would be the spark which would ignite their oppressed fury.
    • What does it tell us about our political culture that it has taken an act of physical violence to ignite public interest in this election campaign?
    • They complement each other perfectly, but neither failed to ignite in me anything more than the recognition that the vibe had suddenly changed.
    • She took me around the world when I was very young and ignited that fire in me.

intransitive verb

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    (fuel/paper/wood) prenderse fuego
    (wood/fuel/paper) inflamarse formal
    • But the one on the first floor did ignite a fire inside the room which the hotel staff is still sort of struggling to put out.
    • It appears the cause was an overheated extension power strip connected to an air conditioner, which caught on fire and ignited a carpet and a couch.
    • He dismissed speculations that the fire was ignited by electrical faults or caused by foul play.
    • The newspapers are full of information about the apocalypse - greenhouse gasses will ignite massive fires, melt the ice caps, and submerge half the planet.
    • When a fire ignites in a large building, its steel core does not melt, but over time it weakens.
    • Officials in Oklahoma today are warning that dangerous new fires could ignite at any time.
    • The wet weather put the dampeners on most of the grass fires that ignite during the usually drier summer months.
    • Electrical storms ignited 46 new fires there in the past day.
    • A plant reactor exploded during a failed cooling system test, igniting a massive fire that burned for ten days.
    • Once ignited, this fire would have proceeded very quickly, especially if the doors had been left open.
    • The gas inside the fuel lines caught on fire, and then ignited all the gas in the gas tank in one large explosion.
    • A pair of jeans left to dry by the gas fire ignited.
    • The fire, believed to have started when a cigarette ignited petrol, began in the shed behind the home of the Maxwell family in the Poleglass district of the city.
    • The large, mushroom-like plume was caused by a massive fire which ignited over 100 cars at a scrapyard at Dunsink Lane, Finglas.
    • A missile ignited a fire that burned for three days and claimed 132 lives.
    • In another incident the poor air circulation prevented the smoke alarm from going off when a small fire ignited.
    • While it may not be possible to predict when fires are going to ignite, it certainly is possible to work out remedial measures such as replacing old plant machinery.
    • Then the jeep exploded, sending a wave of flame and debris ripping through the front of the hotel and igniting a fire that destroyed most of the building within an hour.
    • Most fires ignite between November and February, Stevens said.
    • The fire was ignited by pyrotechnics set off as the heavy metal band Great White began their set.