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astraphobia

or as路tro路pho路bi路a

[ as-truh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ 藢忙s tr蓹藞fo蕣 bi 蓹 /
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noun Psychiatry.
an irrational or disproportionate fear of thunder and lightning.
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Also as路tra路po路pho路bi路a [as-truh-puh-foh-bee-uh] /藢忙s tr蓹 p蓹藞fo蕣 bi 蓹/ .

Origin of astraphobia

First recorded in 1855鈥60 for spelling astrophobia in the obsolete sense 鈥渇ear of stars,鈥 and in 1870鈥75 for the spelling astraphobia in its current sense; from astro- or Greek astra(p岣) 鈥渓ightning鈥 + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for astraphobia

astraphobia

astrophobia

/ (藢忙str蓹藞f蓹蕣b瑟蓹) /

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
[ 膬s鈥瞭r蓹-f艒b膿-蓹 ]

n.
An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.
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