Definition of Claustrophobia

1. Noun. A morbid fear of being closed in a confined space.

Generic synonyms: Simple Phobia



Definition of Claustrophobia

1. Noun. The fear of closed, tight places. ¹

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Definition of Claustrophobia

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Medical Definition of Claustrophobia

1. Morbid fear of confined or closed-in places. Origin: Gr. Phobos = fear (16 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claustrophobia

clause
claused
clauses
clausing
clausthalite
clausthalites
claustra
claustral
claustral layer
claustration
claustrophile
claustrophiles
claustrophilia
claustrophobe
claustrophobes
claustrophobia (current term)
claustrophobias
claustrophobic
claustrophobically
claustrophobics
claustrum
claustrum oris
claustrum virginale
clausula
clausulae
clausular
clausura
claut
clauted
clauting

Literary usage of Claustrophobia

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1. The Poisoner by Gerald Cumberland (1921)
"The claustrophobia is induced by unconscious association with the painful ... There would be no claustrophobia if that painful incident had been brought ..."

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