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Related topics: Psychology, psychiatry
claustrophobiaclaus‧tro‧pho‧bi‧a /ˌklɔːstrəˈfəʊbiə $ ˌklɒːstrəˈfoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  MPFRIGHTENEDa strong fear of being in a small enclosed space or in a situation that limits what you can doagoraphobiaclaustrophobic adjective I get claustrophobic in elevators. a claustrophobic atmosphere
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claustrophobiaAlthough she definitely did suffer from claustrophobia, Sylvia was by no means the worst case I have seen.She had never suffered from claustrophobia, but right now she could imagine just how its victims felt.I was getting claustrophobia at my office at home.It was agoraphobia but felt like claustrophobia.What flies seeks the shadows of earth, what is earth-bound, air bursting: oases about to melt, claustrophobia gasping.I have to fight against a feeling of claustrophobia here.To be here, to have this happening, the claustrophobia of their fatuous intrigues?The claustrophobia expresses their sense of the children being too close.
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