pyromania


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py·ro·ma·ni·a

 (pī′rō-mā′nē-ə, -mān′yə)
n.
The irresistible urge to start fires.

py′ro·ma′ni·ac′ (-mā′nē-ăk′) adj. & n.
py′ro·ma·ni′a·cal (-mə-nī′ə-kəl) adj.

pyromania

(ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the uncontrollable impulse and practice of setting things on fire
ˌpyroˈmaniˌac n
pyromaniacal adj

py•ro•ma•ni•a

(ˌpaɪ rəˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə)

n.
a compulsion to set things on fire.
[1835–45]
py`ro•ma′ni•ac, n.

pyromania

a persistent compulsion to start fires.
See also: Fire
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyromania - an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things
cacoethes, mania, passion - an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action
Translations

pyromania

[ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Npiromanía f

pyromania

nPyromanie f

pyromania

[ˌpaɪərəʊˈmeɪnɪə] npiromania

py·ro·ma·ni·a

n. piromanía, obsesión con el fuego; manía incendiaria.

pyromania

n piromanía
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A group of nine volunteer firemen on a suburban New York brigade were once arrested, charged and convicted of pyromania.
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The Emperor Nero believed that leeks were good for his singing voice but while he was undoubtedly top of the Roman hit parade it was on account of his pyromania rather than ability to hit the high notes.
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