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[as-truh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌæs trəˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun, Psychiatry.
an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.
Also, astrapophobia
[as-truh-puh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌæs trə pəˈfoʊ bi ə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of astraphobia
< Greek astra(pḗ) lightning + -phobia Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for astraphobia


a fear of thunder and lightning
Derived Forms
astraphobic, astrophobic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: see astro-, -phobia
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astraphobia in Medicine

astraphobia as·tra·pho·bi·a (ās'trə-fō'bē-ə)
An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.

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