self-ignite
intransitive verb Date: 1835 to become ignited without flame or spark (as under high compression) • self-ignition noun

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  • self-ignite — self′ ignite′ v. i. ig•nit•ed, ig•nit•ing to ignite without spark or flame • Etymology: 1940–45 self′ igni′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • self-ignite — self ignition /self ig nish euhn, self /, n. /self ig nuyt , self /, v.i., self ignited, self igniting. to ignite without spark or flame. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-ignite — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ intransitive verb : to become ignited without flame or spark (as under high compression) * * * self ignition /self ig nish euhn, self /, n. /self ig nuyt , self /, v.i., self ignited, self igniting. to ignite without spark or flame …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-ignition — noun see self ignite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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