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{adj: combustible} capable of igniting and burning
<-> noncombustible

{adj: flammable, inflammable} easily ignited

{adj: ignited, enkindled, kindled} set afire
"the ignited paper"
"a kindled fire"

{adj: noncombustible, incombustible} not capable of igniting and burning
<-> combustible

{adj: nonflammable} impossible to ignite

{adj: superior} (often followed by `to') above being affected or influenced by
"he is superior to fear"
"an ignited firework proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades"

{n: combustibility, combustibleness, burnability} the quality of being capable of igniting and burning

{n: electrical system} equipment in a motor vehicle that provides electricity to start the engine and ignite the fuel and operate the lights and windshield wiper and heater and air conditioner and radio

{n: firing pin} striker that ignites the charge by striking the primer

{n: flamethrower} a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards

{n: flammability, inflammability} the quality of being easily ignited and burning rapidly

{n: flash point, flashpoint} the lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air

{n: flintlock} an obsolete gunlock that has flint embedded in the hammer; the flint makes a spark that ignites the charge

{n: four-stroke engine, four-stroke internal-combustion engine} an internal-combustion engine in which an explosive mixture is drawn into the cylinder on the first stroke and is compressed and ignited on the second stroke; work is done on the third stroke and the products of combustion are exhausted on the fourth stroke

{n: gunflint} the piece of flint that provides the igniting spark in a flintlock weapon

{n: gunlock, firing mechanism} the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

{n: igniter, ignitor, lighter} a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire

{n: ignition, ignition system} the mechanism that ignites the fuel in an internal-combustion engine

{n: lighter, light, igniter, ignitor} a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
"do you have a light?"

{n: match, lucifer, friction match} lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
"he always carries matches to light his pipe"
"as long you've a lucifer to light your fag"

{n: matchlock} an early style of musket; a slow-burning wick would be lowered into a hole in the breech to ignite the charge

{n: pilot burner, pilot light, pilot} small auxiliary gas burner that provides a flame to ignite a larger gas burner

{n: punk} substance that smolders when ignited; used to light fuses (especially fireworks)

{n: safety fuse} a slow-burning fuse consisting of a tube or cord filled or saturated with combustible matter; used to ignite detonators from a distance

{n: safety lamp, Davy lamp} an oil lamp that will not ignite flammable gases (methane)

{n: serpent} a firework that moves in serpentine manner when ignited

{n: spark plug, sparking plug, plug} electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark

{v: erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate} start to burn or burst into flames
"Marsh gases ignited suddenly"
"The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

{v: flare up} ignite quickly and suddenly, especially after having died down
"the fire flared up and died down once again"

{v: ignite, light} cause to start burning ; subject to fire or great heat
"Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter"
"Light a cigarette"
<-> extinguish

{v: inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire up} arouse or excite feelings and passions
"The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"
"The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"
"Wake old feelings of hatred"

{v: light up} ignite
"The sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano"

{v: reignite} ignite anew, as of something burning
"The strong winds reignited the cooling embers"

{v: snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench} put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"
"quench the flames"
"snuff out the candles"
<-> ignite

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