[ haf-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌhæf əˈfoʊ bi ə /
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an extreme fear or dislike of touching or being touched.
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“Evoke” and “invoke” both derive from the same Latin root “vocāre.”
Origin of haphephobia
First recorded in 1890–95; from Greek aphḗ “a touch,” derivative of háptein “to join, attach” + -phobia
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