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(Ig*nip"o*tent) a. [L. ignipotens; ignis fire + potens powerful.] Presiding over fire; also, fiery.
Vulcan is called the powerful ignipotent.Pope.
(||Ig"nis fat"u*us) ; pl. Ignes fatui [L. ignis fire + fatuus foolish. So called in allusion to
its tendency to mislead travelers.]
1. A phosphorescent light that appears, in the night, over marshy ground, supposed to be occasioned
by the decomposition of animal or vegetable substances, or by some inflammable gas; popularly called
also Will-with-the-wisp, or Will-o'-the-wisp, and Jack-with-a-lantern, or Jack-o'-lantern.
2. Fig.: A misleading influence; a decoy.
Scared and guided by the ignis fatuus of popular superstition.Jer. Taylor.
(Ig*nite") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ignited ; p. pr. & vb. n. Igniting.] [L. ignitus, p. p. of ignire to
ignite, fr. ignis fire. See Igneous.]
1. To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.
2. (Chem.) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; often said of incombustible or
infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.
(Ig*nite"), v. i. To take fire; to begin to burn.
(Ig*nit"i*ble) a. Capable of being ignited.
(Ig*ni"tion) n. [Cf. F. ignition.]
1. The act of igniting, kindling, or setting on fire.
2. The state of being ignited or kindled. Sir T. Browne.
(Ig*nit"or) n. One who, or that which, produces ignition; especially, a contrivance for igniting the
powder in a torpedo or the like. [Written also igniter.]
(Ig*niv"o*mous) a. [L. ignivomus; ignis fire + vomere 8vomit.] Vomiting fire. [R.]
(Ig`no*bil"i*ty) n. [L. ignobilitas: cf. F. ignobilité.] Ignobleness. [Obs.] Bale.
(Ig*no"ble) a. [L. ignobilis; pref. in- not + nobilis noble: cf. F. ignoble. See In- not, and Noble,
1. Of low birth or family; not noble; not illustrious; plebeian; common; humble.
I was not ignoble of descent.Shak.
Her royal stock graft with ignoble plants.Shak.
2. Not honorable, elevated, or generous; base.
'T is but a base, ignoble mind,Shak.
That mounts no higher than a bird can soar.
Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife.Gray.
3. (Zoöl.) Not a true or noble falcon; said of certain hawks, as the goshawk.