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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Late Latin -phobia, from Greek, from phobos 'fear'

phobia

noun
     
Related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry
pho‧bi‧a [uncountable and countable]
MP a strong unreasonable fear of something
phobia about
Owen has a phobia about snakes.
Some children suffer from school phobia.
phobic adjective

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