py·ro·ma·ni·ac | \ˌpī-rō-ˈmā-nē-ˌak \
plural pyromaniacs

Definition of pyromaniac 

: a person who has an uncontrollable impulse to start fires : a person affected by pyromania A psychological assessment commissioned by the defence came to the conclusion that Schalm was not a pyromaniac, nor was he bipolar, making the risk of recidivism minimal.— Jeremy Appel sometimes used in an exaggerated or joking way to refer to a person who enjoys fires The self-described pyromaniac said she is excited about the pellet fire pits that will frame the front entrance.— Sarah Self-Walbrick

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1845, in the meaning defined above

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py·ro·ma·ni·ac | \-nē-ˌak \

Medical Definition of pyromaniac 

: an individual affected with pyromania

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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