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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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The licenced premises was visited on October 11 and a total of 94kg of fireworks were seized.
Then on Tuesday a roaming gang of 50 kids flinging fireworks caused the under 11s team of East Middlesbrough FC to abandon their base.
He said buying fireworks was wastage of money because children use it for entertainment of just a few seconds.
50 Higham Lakes Firework Display, Higham Dykes, Ponteland Time: Gates open at 4pm, with bonfire lit at 5pm and fireworks at 6pm.
NOVEMBER 5 is synonymous with bonfires and fireworks as people traditionally celebrate Guy Fawkes' failure to blow up Parliament on that date in 1605.
Light the firework at arm's length and stand well back.
Some fireworks contain gunpowder which causes these devices to explode.
Have fireworks if you are under 18 Set off fireworks between 11pm and 7am (12pm bonfire night) Have professional Fireworks without a licence Sell fireworks without a licence.
John Reynolds, Gwynedd Council's trading standards manager, said the sale of these fireworks now forms part of an ongoing investigation into such unlicensed sales.
B) LIFT CHARGE: An explosive, containing black powder, propels fireworks skyward.
However, we are also reminding those people who will continue to buy fireworks for private displays, to always rigorously follow the Fireworks Code and abide by the Fireworks Regulations.
The planned changes follow a campaign, led by people in Coventry, for action over noise and nuisance from fireworks.