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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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Yonhap said Seoul officials see it highly likely that Pyongyang will fire off a missile or missiles around April 15 to mark the birthday of founding leader Kim Il Sung, the current ruler Kim Jong Un's grandfather.
Arizona's Minutemen could be drafted into the plan, too, to fire off vaccine pellets at anyone trying to get into the Golden State.
Researchers have traditionally focused on the rate at which single brain cells fire off electric discharges as an animal encounters various sensations or performs experimental tasks.
Not just a letter, mind you, but a juicy, syllable-rich manifesto the likes of which Trumbo, the blacklisted writer of ``Spartacus'' and ``The Brave One,'' seemed to fire off with unlimited energy and gusto.
Neurologists wanted a small implant they could insert into muscle to fire off electrical messages as needed to specifically targeted tissues.
For instance, players who acquire certain power-ups will be able to fire off special rockets that steal their opponents' lady bugs, or even handicap their opponents by inverting their screens upside down forcing them to race upside down as though they were on the ceiling.
The revelations prompted City Controller Laura Chick to fire off an angry letter to Bamattre demanding an accounting of all pending accusations.
6) Union soldiers fire off their guns while one member of the company falls to the ground after being wounded.
They also get a feedback section to fire off agreements and disagreements with the pros, a section on useful business and leadership books and even a page where job seekers tell their most humorous interview misadventures.