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1. One of the five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments according to acupuncture theory (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).
2. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.




Public health A conflagration. See Residential fire, Superfire.


n one of the five phases, or elements, in Chinese cosmological and medical theory, the characteristic manifestations of which include empathy, expressiveness, extreme emotions, extroversion, and sociability.


1. In dentistry, the fusing of water and a powder containing kaolin, feldspar, and other substances to produce porcelain used in restorations and artificial teeth.
2. One of five elements balanced by acupuncture treatments (the others are water, metal, earth, and wood).


naked flame.

fire ant
Solenopsis invicta; bites can cause severe conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers.
fire brand
see brand.
fire engine practice
see fire engine practice.
fire fish
members of the fish family Scorpaenidae, or scorpion fish which cause intense skin irritation.
fire injury
fire retardant
chemicals used to proof timber or fabric against fire. Many of these agents are poisonous. The best known are polybrominated and polychlorinated biphenyls.

Patient discussion about fire

Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do? I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?

A. I found some info like this.

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire? Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.

A. Here is a ton of info on both-

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Rawalpindi -- A man allegedly doused petrol on a woman and set her on alight in the jurisdiction of Saddar Police Station on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: "One car was alight and one appliance from Wrexham attended.
At 4am on Tuesday, August 25, the window of a car parked on Beechcroft in Morpeth was smashed and the inside of the car was set alight.
Two trains on the Tanta-Cairo line were set alight on Monday, the fourth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, according to an official statement issued by the Egyptian Railway Authority.
20pm on Tuesday, January 13, when linen was set alight on Maple Street.
A STUDENT staggers around with flames covering his whole body after a bouncer set his fancy dress sheep costume alight.
POLICE are appealing for information after two cars were set alight in Eston.
A HUSBAND who doused his home in petrol before setting it alight has claimed he saved the lives of his daughters by screaming as the blaze took hold.
While other online and bricks-and-mortar outlets have a limited range of plus-size apparel, Alight offers an unmatched breadth and depth of selection with almost 90 brands and over 1300 styles.
One would hope this might include consideration to those who board a bus convenient to their home area, but which does not go near enough to say John Lewis; those people alight at Debenhams and have a trek through to the far end of Liverpool One.
Summary: Specialist officers have been called in after about 40 prisoners began a riot and set alight an open prison in West Sussex.
It is believed the woman fell asleep while her cigarette was alight.