astraphobia

[as-truh-foh-bee-uh]

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.

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

Origin of astraphobia

< Greek astra(pḗ) lightning + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for astraphobia

astraphobia

astrophobia

noun

a fear of thunder and lightning
Derived Formsastraphobic or astrophobic, adjective

Word Origin for astraphobia

C20: see astro-, -phobia
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astraphobia in Medicine

astraphobia

[ăs′trə-fōbē-ə]

n.

An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.
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