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noun: An obsessive impulse to start fires.
From Greek pyro- (fire) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Earliest documented use: 1840.
“‘To play with fire is a lovely thing,’ the Argentine native Norberto Piattoni, the executive chef at this airy South American eatery, told a patron recently. Rarely has a restaurant been so transparent with its pyromania.”
Jiayang Fan; Metta; The New Yorker; Sep 11, 2017.
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