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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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After consultation with the Public Prosecutor, the suspect was placed into custody and legal proceedings were taken against him for setting fire to a forest area.
But the jury unanimously acquitted her of three counts of attempted murder and of setting fire to the house with intent to endanger their lives.
He added: "He believed he was in danger and took the outlandish decision of setting fire to the roll of carpet in the hallway outside the flat with a view to stopping them.
He was jailed for 14 months last week at Hamilton Sheriff Court after admitting breach of the peace, setting fire to his cell and spitting at an officer while infected with hepatitis C.
Apart from setting fire to the microwave, you can scald yourself.
It was clearly a highly dangerous situation, and that's why we warn people about setting fire to things.
Police investigating the arson said the vandals had risked their lives by puncturing the cylinder and setting fire to the propane gas.
He reported seeing some teenagers running off down the road after setting fire to the skip.
Simon Duncan, prosecuting, said neighbour Brian Johns saw Gutteridge lying on a deck chair wearing a bra and blue shorts and setting fire to bits of paper on May 22 last year.
AN Albanian was yesterday remanded in custody at Paisley sheriff court charged with setting fire to a passenger plane at Glasgow Airport.
The occupier tried to put out the fire but dropped the clothes, setting fire to the carpet.
A FAILED asylum seeker has died after setting fire to himself.