erupt vs ignite what difference

what is difference between erupt and ignite

English

Etymology

From Latin eruptus, past participle of ērumpō (to break out (of), to burst out (from)), from e (out) + rumpō (to break).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹʌpt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpt

Verb

erupt (third-person singular simple present erupts, present participle erupting, simple past and past participle erupted)

  1. (intransitive) To eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser).
    The volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area.
  2. (intransitive) To burst forth; to break out.
    The third molar tooth erupts late in most people, and sometimes does not appear at all.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To spontaneously release pressure or tension.
    The crowd erupted in anger.
    • :
      And Stamford Bridge erupted with joy as Florent Malouda slotted in a cross from Drogba, who had stayed just onside.
  4. (intransitive, biology) (Of birds, insects, etc.) To suddenly appear in a certain region in large numbers.

Synonyms

  • burst

Related terms

  • eruption

Translations

Further reading

  • erupt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • erupt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • erupt at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • ‘puter, Puter, Putre, puter, reput, upter


English

Etymology

From Latin ignītus, past participle of igniō, ignire (to set on fire, ignite). Derived from Latin ignis (fire), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁n̥gʷnis and, thus, related to Sanskrit अग्नि (agní), Lithuanian ugnis and Russian ого́нь (ogónʹ).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĭgnīt’, IPA(key): /ɪɡˈnaɪt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪt

Verb

ignite (third-person singular simple present ignites, present participle igniting, simple past and past participle ignited)

  1. (transitive) to set fire to (something), to light (something)
  2. (transitive) to spark off (something), to trigger
  3. (intransitive) to commence burning.
  4. (chemistry, transitive) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; often said of incombustible or infusible substances.
    to ignite iron or platinum

Related terms

  • ignition
  • igneous

Translations

Anagrams

  • tieing

Italian

Adjective

ignite f pl

  1. feminine plural of ignito

Latin

Verb

ignīte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of igniō

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