aquaphobia

[ ak-wuh-foh-bee-uh, ah-kwuh‐ ]
/ ˌæk wəˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌɑ kwə‐ /

noun

an abnormal fear of water; hydrophobia.

Nearby words

  1. aqualung,
  2. aquamanale,
  3. aquamanile,
  4. aquamarine,
  5. aquanaut,
  6. aquaplane,
  7. aquaponics,
  8. aquaporin,
  9. aquarelle,
  10. aquaria

Origin of aquaphobia


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British Dictionary definitions for aquaphobia

aquaphobia

/ (ˌækwəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

an abnormal fear of water, esp because of the possibility of drowningCompare hydrophobia (def. 2)
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Medicine definitions for aquaphobia

aquaphobia

[ ăk′wə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of water.

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