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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.
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pyromania

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

a persistent compulsion to start fires.
See also: Fire
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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
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Translations

pyromania

[ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪə] Npiromanía f
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pyromania

nPyromanie f
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pyromania

[ˌpaɪərəʊˈmeɪnɪə] npiromania
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py·ro·ma·ni·a

n. piromanía, obsesión con el fuego; manía incendiaria.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pyromania

n piromanía
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With a varied set from On Through The Night, High N Dry, Pyromania, Hysteria and beyond, fans can look forward to a night of hits.
The lingerie pyromania of the 1970s is one of the cliches that still stereotypes those who believe in gender equality more than 40 years later.
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The ADA explicitly excludes certain conditions from the definition of disability including compulsive gambling, kleptomania, pyromania, sexual behavior disorders, and Substance Use Disorder resulting from current illegal drug use (42 U.S.C.S.
Louis, MO, July 25, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Cedar Lake Cellars presents the 13th annual Pyromania - one of the only pyrotechnic competitions in the U.S.
(173) The court noted two distinct categories of exclusion: "non-disabling conditions that concern sexual orientation or identity," such as homosexuality and bisexuality, and "disabling conditions that are associated with harmful or illegal conduct," such as pyromania and kleptomania.
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.