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aerophobia

[ air-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌɛər əˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun Psychiatry.
a fear of or pathological sensitivity to drafts of air, gases, or airborne matter.
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Origin of aerophobia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM aerophobia

aer·o·pho·bic [air-uh-foh-bik, -fob-ik], /ˌɛər əˈfoʊ bɪk, -ˈfɒb ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for aerophobia

aerophobia
/ (ˌɛərəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun
a pathological fear of draughts of air

Derived forms of aerophobia

aerophobic, adjective
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Medical definitions for aerophobia

aerophobia
[ âr′ə-fōbē-ə ]

n.
An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts.
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