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pyrophobia

[ pahy-ruh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun Psychiatry.

an irrational or disproportionate fear of fire.

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Origin of pyrophobia

First recorded in 1885–90; pyro- + -phobia

OTHER WORDS FROM pyrophobia

py·ro·pho·bic, adjective
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Medical definitions for pyrophobia

pyrophobia
[ pī′rə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of fire.
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