astraphobia

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

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.

Nearby words

  1. astrakhan,
  2. astral,
  3. astral body,
  4. astrally,
  5. astrangia,
  6. astray,
  7. astrict,
  8. astriction,
  9. astrid,
  10. astride

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

/ (ˌæstrəˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for astraphobia

C20: see astro-, -phobia

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Medicine definitions for astraphobia

astraphobia

[ ăs′trə-fōbē-ə ]

n.

An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.

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