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firesetter Line breaks: fire|set¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈfʌɪəsɛtə/

Definition of firesetter in English:


An arsonist.
Example sentences
  • A firesetter may have multiple motives.
  • The family environment of the childhood firesetter is likely to be chaotic.
  • The firesetter dwells on his invulnerability and justifications even after the fire is over.

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