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  1. pertaining to or suffering from claustrophobia.
  2. tending to induce claustrophobia: a small, airless, claustrophobic room.
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Origin of claustrophobic

see origin at claustrophobia, -phobic
Related formsclaus·tro·pho·bi·cal·ly, adverb
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  1. suffering from claustrophobia
  2. unpleasantly cramped, confined, or closed innarrow claustrophobic spaces
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Derived Formsclaustrophobically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for claustrophobic


1889, from claustrophobia + -ic. As a noun, "person who has claustrophobia," it is recorded from 1953.

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