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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But the original diary entry Glancy reprints indicates that the real Richard Cardinal's reaction was less a pyromaniacal rage than an introverted smolder: "My lip begin to bleed quite badly.