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pyromania

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noun py·ro·ma·nia \ˌpī-rō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Simple Definition of pyromania

  • : a mental illness that makes people have a strong desire to set fires

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pyromania

  1. :  an irresistible impulse to start fires

pyromaniac play \-nē-ˌak\ noun
pyromaniacal play \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

Origin of pyromania

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1842


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pyromania

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noun py·ro·ma·nia \ˌpī-rō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Medical Definition of pyromania

  1. :  an irresistible impulse to start fires

pyromaniacal \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\play adjective



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