pyromania

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

Definition of pyromania

  1. :  an irresistible impulse to start fires

pyromaniac

play \-nē-ˌak\ noun

pyromaniacal

play \-mə-ˈnī-ə-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pyromania

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1842


PYROMANIA Defined for English Language Learners

pyromania

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

Definition of pyromania for English Language Learners

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


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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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