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fire

(fīr),
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.

fire

pyrophobia.

fire

Public health A conflagration. See Residential fire, Superfire.

fire,

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.

fire

(fīr)
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).

fire

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.

http://burningissues.org/car-www/index.html

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-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_burn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_%28injury%29

More discussions about fire
References in classic literature ?
Hence those who use fire as an aid to the attack show intelligence; those who use water as an aid to the attack gain an accession of strength.
At last I sat down on the summit of the hillock, and watched this strange incredible company of blind things groping to and fro, and making uncanny noises to each other, as the glare of the fire beat on them.
But, at last, above the subsiding red of the fire, above the streaming masses of black smoke and the whitening and blackening tree stumps, and the diminishing numbers of these dim creatures, came the white light of the day.
And so, leaving the remnant of these damned souls still going hither and thither and moaning, as the day grew clearer, I tied some grass about my feet and limped on across smoking ashes and among black stems, that still pulsated internally with fire, towards the hiding-place of the Time Machine.
I shall still be able to find my way out,' said he, and felt about, found the way into the room, and slept there by his fire.
And he pointed with his little assegai, the assegai handled with the royal wood, to where the fire glowed reddest--ay, he pointed and laughed.
I thank the king for his graciousness, and I will warm me at the fire.
Then, my father, I stretched out my left hand and plunged it into the fire--not into the hottest of the fire, but where the smoke leapt from the flame.
I will the bridge fire," he said in a solemn tone as if to announce that in spite of all the unpleasantness he had to endure he would still do the right thing.
Again on all the bright faces of the squadron the serious expression appeared that they had worn when under fire.
As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice -- once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.
It is interesting to remember how much of this food for fire is still concealed in the bowels of the earth.