pyrophobia

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

noun

an abnormal fear of fire.

Origin of pyrophobia

First recorded in 1885–90; pyro- + -phobia
Related formspy·ro·pho·bic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for pyrophobia

pyrophobia


n.

"morbid fear or fire," 1871, from pyro- + -phobia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for pyrophobia

pyrophobia

[ pī′rə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of fire.
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