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arsonnoun [U]

uk   /ˈɑː.sən/  us   /ˈɑːr-/ (UK also fire-raising)
the crime of intentionally starting a fire in order to damage or destroy something, especially a building: A cinema was burned out in north London last night. Police suspect arson.
arsonist
noun [C] uk   us   /-ɪst/ (UK also fire-raiser)
Police are blaming arsonists for the spate of fires in the Greenfields housing estate.
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