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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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Nine bins were deliberately set alight in North Road, Larch Street, Heaton Road and Church Street around midnight.
He was charged with attacking her with an axe handle, resisting arrest and pouring petrol over a child's push chair and threatening to set it alight.
He said: "The bungalow was well alight and the ones next door are damaged because the firefighters hacked their way into the roof space to tackle the fire.
The teenager, who was 17 at the time, then doused the living room sofa in petrol and set it alight before returning to the friend's house to continue watching the film 28 Days Later.
Alight Planning offers a set of collaborative budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting capabilities, with an architecture "created from the ground up," the company said, adding that "Alight Planning's flexible modeling interfaces, with object-based linking, let finance staff build more accurate and auditable driver-based financial plans than with today's spreadsheets.
Set Alight ran the fastest Thomas Bryon ever and was winning the race for a second time for owner Khalid Abdullah, whose colours were carried to victory in 2003 with Apsis.
Still on fire, he got into his car which was parked outside the house in Fleet, Hampshire, but the flames set the car alight.
In front of people lining up for food at a store in the Krakow Old Market Square, an old man, Walenty Badylak, chained himself to a water pump, poured gasoline over himself and set himself alight, like Palach had done, in protest against the Communist domination in Poland.
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Caernarfon Alight will also see the waterfront brought to life with a torch procession and live music performance.
Rawalpindi -- A man allegedly doused petrol on a woman and set her on alight in the jurisdiction of Saddar Police Station on Sunday.
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.