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Language: Late Latin
Origin: PHOBIA

-phobia

suffix
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
-phobia [in nouns]
1 technicalMP a strong unreasonable dislike or fear of something, which may be part of a mental illness:
claustrophobia (=fear of being in a small enclosed space)
aquaphobia (=fear of water)
2 a dislike or hatred of something:
Anglophobia (=a dislike of English or British things)

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