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Definition of "pyromania" []

  • The irresistible urge to start fires. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pyromania" in a sentence
  • "At one time it was assumed that there was a mental disorder known as pyromania; the pyromaniac was one with an irresistible impulse to light incendiary fires."
  • "Pathological fire-setting, known as pyromania, manifests when the action is"
  • "She got Jack Be Nimble to kick his pyromania habit."