ignite (http://definr.com/ignite)

     v 1: cause to start burning; subject to fire or great heat;
          "Great heat can ignite almost any dry matter."; "Light a
          cigarette." [syn: light] [ant: extinguish]
     2: start to burn; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly." [syn: erupt,
         catch fire, take fire]
     3: 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" [syn: inflame, {stir
        up}, wake, heat, fire up]