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

Origin of claustrophobic

see origin at claustrophobia, -phobic
Related formsclaus·tro·pho·bi·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for claustrophobic

confined, cramped, enclosed, limited, airless, oppressive, narrow, pinched, tight, packed

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suffering from claustrophobia
unpleasantly cramped, confined, or closed innarrow claustrophobic spaces
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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