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aviophobia

[ ey-vee-uh-foh-bee-uh, av-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ vi əˈfoʊ bi ə, ˌæv i- /
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noun Psychiatry.
an irrational or disproportionate fear of flying in an airplane or other aircraft.
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Also called aerophobia .

Origin of aviophobia

First recorded in 1975–80; perhaps avi(ation) + -o- + -phobia
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