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pyromaniac

[ pahy-ruh-mey-nee-ak ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈmeɪ niˌæk /
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noun
someone with a compulsion to set things on fire: One theory is that pyromaniacs simply love fires and the damage they cause, and so they start them.
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Origin of pyromaniac

OTHER WORDS FROM pyromaniac

py·ro·ma·ni·a·cal [pahy-roh-muh-nahy-uh-kuhl] /ˌpaɪ roʊ məˈnaɪ ə kəl/ adjective
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