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pyromania

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

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

Full Definition of PYROMANIA

:  an irresistible impulse to start fires
py·ro·ma·ni·ac \-nē-ˌak\ noun
py·ro·ma·ni·a·cal \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

Origin of PYROMANIA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1842

pyromania

noun py·ro·ma·nia \ˌpī-rō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PYROMANIA

:  an irresistible impulse to start fires
py·ro·ma·ni·a·cal \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

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