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a combining form used to form personal nouns corresponding to nouns ending in -phobia:
Also, -phobiac.
Origin of -phobe
< Greek -phobos, adj. derivative of phóbos fear, panic Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -phobe


combining form
indicating a person or thing that fears or hates: Germanophobe, xenophobe
Derived Forms
-phobic, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Greek -phobos fearing
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Word Origin and History for -phobe

word-forming element meaning "one who fears or hates," from French -phobe, from Latin -phobus, from Greek -phobos "fearing," from phobos "fear, panic, flight," phobein "put to flight, frighten" (see phobia).

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-phobe in Medicine

-phobe suff.
One that fears or is averse to a specified thing: xenophobe.

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