Origin of aerophobia

First recorded in 1765–75; aero- + -phobia
Related formsaer·o·pho·bic [air-uh-foh-bik, -fob-ik] /ˌɛər əˈfoʊ bɪk, -ˈfɒb ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for aerophobia

Historical Examples of aerophobia

  • He was at the same time attacked by aerophobia to a prodigious degree.

    Louis Pasteur

    Ren Vallery-Radot

British Dictionary definitions for aerophobia


  1. a pathological fear of draughts of air
Derived Formsaerophobic, adjective
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aerophobia in Medicine


  1. An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts.
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