- a person suffering from a phobia.
Origin of phobic
- a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -phobe: acrophobic; photophobic.
Origin of -phobic
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Examples from the Web for phobic
We are phobic about flying, but not about driving - although driving is vastly more dangerous.Guns are Dangerous, Even When Used by Good Men
April 29, 2013
- of, relating to, or arising from a phobia
- a person suffering from a phobia
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Word Origin and History for phobic
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- Of, relating to, arising from, or having a phobia.
- One who has a phobia.
- Having a fear of or aversion for:photophobic.
- Lacking an affinity for:lyophobic.
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