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Divination by fire or flames.
[Middle English piromance, from Old French pyromancie, from Late Latin pyromantīa, from Greek puromanteia : puro-, pyro- + -manteia, -mancy.]
py′ro·man′tic (-măn′tĭk) adj.
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