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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The irresistible urge to start fires.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mania for destroying things by fire; a form of insanity marked by a mania for setting things on fire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An insane disposition to incendiarism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun psychology A compulsive disorder characterised by obsession with fire or uncontrollable urges to start fires.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things

Etymologies

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From pyro- + -mania.

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