pyromania [pī΄rə mā′nē ə, pī΄rəmān′yə]
[ModL: see PYRO- & -MANIA]
a persistent compulsion to start destructive fires
pyromaniac [pī΄rō mā′nēnē ak΄, pī΄rōmā′nē ak΄]
n., adj.
pyromaniacal [pī΄rōmə nī′ə kəl]

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