Definition of Claustrophobic

1. Adjective. Uncomfortably closed or hemmed in. "A claustrophobic little room"

Similar to: Confined



2. Adjective. Suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places.
Similar to: Afraid

Definition of Claustrophobic

1. Adjective. (psychology) Suffering from claustrophobia; being scared of being enclosed in a confined space. ¹

2. Adjective. Cramped and confined, so as to induce claustrophobia. ¹

3. Noun. Someone with claustrophobia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Claustrophobic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Claustrophobic

1. An unexplained fear of tight or closed in spaces. Origin: Gr. Phobos = fear (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claustrophobic

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Literary usage of Claustrophobic

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1. Adventure Guide to the Alaska Highway by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"... claustrophobic, you will not enjoy this, but you're out faster than you think. The tunnel was free for the first year. It's not anymore; it's a toll ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"We need never feel claustrophobic or shut-in symptoms. So as to divisibility, the thousand ions in an atom of hydrogen are small enough. ..."

3. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"... exerting vast pressure without and within the body, so that we live by and on it, creating in neurotic temperaments claustrophobic and globus ..."

4. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"... armpit wafted across the claustrophobic hollow. "Capitalist pigs." "I can't imagine why," Alan said. ales Avenue, huh?" Kurt said. ..."

5. Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya Alive by Bruce Conord (2005)
"The underground river is an interesting trip but not for the claustrophobic, especially not when it's crowded. The above-ground Maya river run, ..."

6. One America Indivisible: A National Conversation on American Pluralism and by Sheldon Hackney (1999)
"There is more than a little suspicion that cultural conservatism is an attempt to reimpose on society the claustrophobic dominance of Anglo American culture ..."

7. Tatterdemalion by John Galsworthy (1920)
"... French system would not send a man to convalescence for anything so essentially civilian as home-sickness, even when it had taken a claustrophobic turn. ..."

8. Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska by Lynn Readicker-Henderson (2002)
"If you're claustrophobic, you will not enjoy this, but you're out faster than you think. The tunnel was free for the first year. ..."

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