claustrophobic

[ klaw-struh-foh-bik ]
/ ˌklɔ strəˈfoʊ bɪk /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. claustral,
  2. claustration,
  3. claustrophilia,
  4. claustrophobe,
  5. claustrophobia,
  6. claustrum,
  7. clausula,
  8. clava,
  9. clavacin,
  10. clavae

Origin of claustrophobic

see origin at claustrophobia, -phobic

Related formsclaus·tro·pho·bi·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for claustrophobic

claustrophobic

/ (ˌklɔːstrəˈfəʊbɪk, ˌklɒs-) /

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for claustrophobic

claustrophobic

adj.

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

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