- an abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas, sometimes accompanied by anxiety attacks.
Origin of agoraphobia
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Examples from the Web for agoraphobia
It talks about her agoraphobia and her diabetes, as well as her recent court testimony, all without judgment or venom.Paula Deen, Comic Book Hero?
September 19, 2013
Agoraphobia, for instance, is the fear of crossing an open place.Essays In Pastoral Medicine
Glare-blindness, gravity-legs, and agoraphobia were excuses for a lot of things, when a man was just back from Big Bottomless.The Hoofer
Walter M. Miller
The sufferer from agoraphobia cannot bring himself to cross alone an open field or square.Why Worry?
George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
In the Moon's slight gravity, a man is really adjusted to existence when he has a well-developed case of agoraphobia.Scrimshaw
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
I put down her immunity to agoraphobia as just another evidence that she was already mad.Greener Than You Think
- a pathological fear of being in public places, often resulting in the sufferer becoming housebound
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Word Origin and History for agoraphobia
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- Phobia of open or public places.
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