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  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a rule of fire: fire over taking all else
    Word History: pyro- = fire and -cracy = rule, government
    Example Sentence: They were fighting the pyrocracy in the town.
    Submitted by: Ellie from Illinois, USA on 08/16/2015 10:18


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a fear that a fire will grow after an inadequate amount of water has been splashed on it
    Example Sentence: His pyrohydrophobia made him delirious when he saw the burning stove being splashed with water.
    Submitted by: Sirish P. from Texas, USA on 09/09/2008 05:40


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a large war that involves many firebombs
    Word History: "pyro" means fire, "mal" meana bad, and "bellum" means war
    Example Sentence: The pyromalbellum created smoldering buildings, leaving many homeless.
    Submitted by: Anonymous from USA on 10/18/2012 06:35


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: the act of setting something on fire by looking at it
    Word History: pyro- (fire) and -scope (vision)
    Example Sentence: As the three thuggish men strode towards Sherlock, Sherlock focused on the guns the thugs carried and used pyroscopism to burst weapons into flames.
    Submitted by: Prithi from New Jersey, USA on 07/30/2012 04:05


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a process of getting energy from fire
    Word History: based on photosynthesis and the prefix pyro- for "fire"
    Example Sentence: The plant makes energy by pyrosynthesis.
    Submitted by: Patrick from Minnesota, USA on 01/18/2010 08:49


  1. Function: noun
    Definition: a god of fire
    Example Sentence: Hephaestus is a pyrotheo.
    Submitted by: ChunkyTofu from New York on 10/03/2008 12:51