162. Fire


See also 200. HEAT ; 373. SMOKE

arsonist
a person who destroys property by fire, for revenge, insurance, etc.
empyrosis
Obsolete, a large-scale fire or conflagration.
incendiarism
the deliberate destruction of property by fire; arson. — incendiary , n., adj.
phlogiston
Obsolete Chemistry. a hypothetical ingredient thought to be released during combustion. — phlogistic , adj.
pyrogenous
Geology. produced by the action of heat, hot solutions, etc. — pyrogenic , adj.
pyrography
the process of burning designs on wood or leather with a heated tool. — pyrograph , pyrographer , n. pyrographic , adj.
pyrolater, pyrolator
a fire-worshiper.
pyrolatry
the worship of fire.
pyromancy
a form of divination involving fire or flames.
pyromania
a persistent compulsion to start fires.
pyrophilia
a love of fire.
pyrophobia
an abnormal fear of fire.
tephramancy, tephromancy
a form of divination involving the examination of the ashes remaining after a sacrifice.
ustulation
Rare. the act or process of burning or searing. — ustorious , ustulate , adj.
vesuvian
an early type of match that was difficult to extinguish.

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