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pyrostat

[ pahy-ruh-stat ]
/ ˈpaɪ rəˌstæt /
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noun
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.
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Origin of pyrostat

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British Dictionary definitions for pyrostat

pyrostat
/ (ˈpaɪrəʊˌstæt) /

noun
a device that activates an alarm or extinguisher in the event of a fire
a thermostat for use at high temperatures

Derived forms of pyrostat

pyrostatic, adjective
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