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arsonnoun [U]

uk   /ˈɑː.sən/ us   /ˈɑːr.sən/ UK also fire-raising
noun [C] uk   /ˈɑː.sən.ɪst/ us   /ˈɑːr.sən.ɪst/ UK also fire-raiser
Police are blaming arsonists for the spate of fires in the Greenfields housing estate.
(Definition of arson from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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arsonnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈɑr·sən/
the crime of intentionally starting a fire in order to damage or destroy something, esp. a building
noun [C] us   /ˈɑr·sə·nəst/
He was a convicted arsonist.
(Definition of arson from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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