pyromania

noun py·ro·ma·nia \ ˌpī-rō-ˈmā-nē-ə , -nyə \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pyromania

:an irresistible impulse to start fires

pyromaniac

play \ˌpī-rō-ˈmā-nē-ˌak\ noun

pyromaniacal

play \ˌpī-rō-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of pyromania

New Latin


PYROMANIA Defined for English Language Learners

pyromania

noun

Definition of pyromania for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

pyromania

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

medical Definition of pyromania

:an irresistible impulse to start fires

pyromaniacal

play \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

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