The burning foam generates such heat that other items ignite spontaneously.

instantly, suddenly

an explosive that is easily ignited

fail to

The gunpowder sometimes fails to ignite.

Ignite is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑petrol, ↑spark
Ignite is used with these nouns as the object: ↑controversy, ↑debate, ↑engine, ↑fire, ↑flame, ↑fuel, ↑fury, ↑imagination, ↑passion

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