fire-raising
fire-raising fire-raising n. malicious burning to destroy property; arson. [Mostly British usage]

Syn: arson, incendiarism. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • fire-raising — noun (U) BrE the crime of starting a fire deliberately; arson fire raiser noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fire-raising — See: fire raiser …   English dictionary

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  • fire-raiser — UK [ˈfaɪə ˌreɪzə(r)] / US [ˈfaɪrˌreɪzər] noun [countable] Word forms fire raiser : singular fire raiser plural fire raisers British someone who deliberately starts fires Derived word: fire raising noun uncountable …   English dictionary

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