Recent Examples of pyromania from the Web
Best-selling author Margaret George has just published a novel repackaging the Roman emperor Nero, whose name has evoked mayhem and recreational pyromania for the past 2,000 years, as a misunderstood stripling.
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Origin and Etymology of pyromania
First Known Use: circa 1842See Words from the same year
PYROMANIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pyromania for English Language Learners
: a mental illness that makes people have a strong desire to set fires
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