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Pronunciation: (fīur'stôrm"), [key]
1. an atmospheric phenomenon, caused by a large fire, in which the rising column of air above the fire draws in strong winds often accompanied by rain.
2. a raging fire of great intensity, as one fueled by oil or gas, that spreads rapidly. Also,fire' storm".

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