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aerophobia

[air-uh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌɛər əˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
1.
an abnormal fear of drafts of air, gases, or airborne matter.
Origin of aerophobia
1765-1775
First recorded in 1765-75; aero- + -phobia
Related forms
aerophobic
[air-uh-foh-bik, -fob-ik] /ˌɛər əˈfoʊ bɪk, -ˈfɒb ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • He was at the same time attacked by aerophobia to a prodigious degree.

    Louis Pasteur Ren Vallery-Radot
British Dictionary definitions for aerophobia

aerophobia

/ˌɛərəˈfəʊbɪə/
noun
1.
a pathological fear of draughts of air
Derived Forms
aerophobic, adjective
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aerophobia in Medicine

aerophobia aer·o·pho·bi·a (âr'ə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts.

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