Today's Word "pyrophoric"

Spontaneously igniting in air on

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pyrophoric \pie-ruh-FOR-ik\ (adjective) - 1 : Spontaneously igniting in air. 2 : Producing sparks by friction.

"A pyrophoric mix of extreme opinons prevented any real progress being made at the council meeting."


From pyrophorus, substance that ignites spontaneously :, from Greek purophoros, fire-bearing : puro-, pyro- + -phoros, -phorous.




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