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pyrostat

[pahy-ruh-stat] /ˈpaɪ rəˌstæt/
noun
1.
a thermostat for high temperatures.
2.
a safety device that, when a fire breaks out in its vicinity, automatically causes a mechanism to sound a warning alarm.
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pyrostat

/ˈpaɪrəʊˌstæt/
noun
1.
a device that activates an alarm or extinguisher in the event of a fire
2.
a thermostat for use at high temperatures
Derived Forms
pyrostatic, adjective
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