- a thermostat for high temperatures.
- a safety device that, when a fire breaks out in its vicinity, automatically causes a mechanism to sound a warning alarm.
Origin of pyrostat
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- a device that activates an alarm or extinguisher in the event of a fire
- a thermostat for use at high temperatures
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