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
References in periodicals archive ?
In its technical sense it refers to someone who, to their detriment, compulsively uses alcohol, nicotine, certain drugs, has an impulse control disorder such as gambling, kleptomania (compulsive stealing), pyromania (compulsive setting of fires), or exhibits other compulsive behaviors.
In the US alone Pyromania and Hysteria, captured some of the group's legendary tracks, bringing together classic Leppard hits such as Pour Some Sugar on Me, Hysteria and Foolin'.
The metaphor of flames in the form of a 10-year-old arsonist, whose pyromania is often accompanied by the song "Kiss of Fire" by Georgia Gibbs is rampant, yet the film is oddly underbaked.
As one of the world's biggest rock bands in the mid-80s, they refused to rest on their laurels after their platinum-selling Pyromania album and wanted to step it up again.
At the resumed hearing, her barrister Ian Windridge said a psychiatrist who had prepared a report on Masters found "no evidence that she suffers from a pathological fire-setting disorder or pyromania.
There may be very specific questions about diagnosis that are not asked about medical conditions, such as whether the applicant has kleptomania, pyromania, or seasonal affective disorder.
Her swagger in the closing scenes indicates that the fire has freed her; it was a most cleansing act of pyromania.
Could we at least give it to someone who can control their pyromania in a drought?
The 10 million selling Pyromania supplied the encores with a thunderous Rock of Ages and Photograph bringing the evening to a climatic close.
Formed in Sheffield in the late 70s, Def Leppard have the rare distinction of recording two albums which have achieved sales in excess of ten million - Pyromania and Hysteria.
South Wales Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer, Huw Jakeway, said he is "sickened" by this epidemic of mindless pyromania.
section] 12211, the ADA specifically excludes from coverage compulsive gambling as well as homosexuality, bisexuality, transvestism, transsexualism, pedophilia, exhibitionism, voyeurism, gender-identity disorders, other sexual-behavior disorders, kleptomania, pyromania, and psychoactivesubstance-abuse disorders resulting from the illegal use of drugs.