pyrophoric

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πυροφόρος (purophóros, fire-bearing) +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

py*ro*phor*ic

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Adjective[edit]

pyrophoric

  1. spontaneously igniting in air, especially when in a finely divided state
  2. producing sparks, especially by friction
  3. (fire investigation) Able to oxidize with exposure to atmospheric oxygen at normal temperatures.

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References[edit]

DeHaan, J. D. (2002). Kirk's fire investigation (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. (3)