Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A morbid dread of fire.

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  • noun The hate, or an abnormal or even irrational fear of fires or flames.

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  • noun a morbid fear of fire

Etymologies

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From pyro-, from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pur, "fire") and -phobia, from φόβος (phobos, "fear").

Examples

  • The minor 'phobias, such as pyrophobia, or fear of fire; stasophobia, or inability to arise and walk, the victims spending all their time in bed; toxicophobia or fear of poison, etc., will be left to the reader's inspection in special works on this subject.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The minor 'phobias, such as pyrophobia, or fear of fire; stasophobia, or inability to arise and walk, the victims spending all their time in bed; toxicophobia or fear of poison, etc., will be left to the reader's inspection in special works on this subject.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • My only real fear in life - pyrophobia - can be attributed on the one hand to the part-time magician father of a childhood friend who, on the occasion of my third birthday and for reasons I will never understand, set one of my Airedale's Milkbones on a sterling silver platter, and turned it into a sputtering ball of flame with a mere wave of his hand.

    Elissa Altman: The Pyrophobic's Guide to Grilling

  • The purpose of the retreat was also to help heal the fears associated with pyrophobia.

    The Toque

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