astraphobia

or as·tro·pho·bi·a

[ as-truh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌæs trəˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

an irrational or disproportionate fear of thunder and lightning.

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Also as·tra·po·pho·bi·a [as-truh-puh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌæs trə pəˈfoʊ bi ə/ .

Origin of astraphobia

First recorded in 1855–60 for spelling astrophobia in the obsolete sense “fear of stars,” and in 1870–75 for the spelling astraphobia in its current sense; from astro- or Greek astra(pḗ) “lightning” + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for astraphobia

astraphobia

astrophobia

/ (ˌæstrəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

a fear of thunder and lightning

Derived forms of astraphobia

astraphobic or astrophobic, adjective

Word Origin for astraphobia

C20: see astro-, -phobia
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Medical definitions for astraphobia

astraphobia
[ ăs′trə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.
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