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
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.
It's the perfect justifcation for just about everything, especially pyromania and dirt-bike usage.
"This was a good excuse to combine engineering with some Boy Scout pyromania," he said.
Rihanna collaborates with Eminem for his new video 'Love the Way You Lie,' filled with scenes of domestic violence and pyromania.
SSRIs also produce kleptomania as seen with the Ryder/Zoloft case observes Henderson, pyromania as seen in an English millionaire who burned down his own house and immolation suicides and a "strange kind" of nymphomania.
Julie, really enjoyed your writing style and the great cocktail of youth, sex and pyromania in this powerful, wry piece!
It became apparent that each patient on the pyromania ward had a unique relationship with fire.
Tall and precocious for my age, but in the eleventh grade, I was hired one summer as a nursing assistant at the South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center and assigned to the pyromania ward.