from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The irresistible urge to start fires.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An insane disposition to incendiarism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. an uncontrollable desire to set fire to things


From pyro- + -mania. (Wiktionary)



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