[ air-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌɛər əˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of drafts of air, gases, or airborne matter.

Origin of aerophobia

First recorded in 1765–75; aero- + -phobia

Related forms

aer·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. 2019

Examples from the Web for aerophobia

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

    Louis Pasteur|Ren Vallery-Radot

British Dictionary definitions for aerophobia


/ (ˌɛərəˈfəʊbɪə) /


a pathological fear of draughts of air

Derived Forms

aerophobic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for aerophobia


[ âr′ə-fōbē-ə ]


An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts.
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