pyrophobia

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

noun

an abnormal fear of fire.

Nearby words

  1. pyromorphite,
  2. pyromucic aldehyde,
  3. pyrone,
  4. pyronine,
  5. pyrope,
  6. pyrophoric,
  7. pyrophosphatase,
  8. pyrophosphate,
  9. pyrophosphoric acid,
  10. pyrophotometer

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 pyrophobic

pyrophobia

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for pyrophobic

pyrophobia

[ pī′rə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of fire.

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