Words nearby hydrophobia
How to use hydrophobia in a sentence
Perhaps because of these factors, even today, blacks appear to be more prone to hydrophobia than whites.
I found here a contradiction to the vulgar opinion, that hydrophobia is not known in Brazil.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
Rabies or hydrophobia is a disease which claims a certain number of victims every year in our large cities.
There is a false hydrophobia observed in excitable persons that have been bitten by a dog thought to be mad.
The snarling, biting, and barking of false hydrophobia are hysterical; these symptoms do not occur in real hydrophobia.
How many panaceas have been offered without success for two evils—sea-sickness and hydrophobia!Newton Forster|Captain Frederick Marryat
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Hydrophobia is an older term for the disease rabies, and it means fear of water. Because of this name, many people think that rabies makes one afraid of water. In fact, this is not the case (although rabies does cause mental confusion of other kinds). The name hydrophobia comes from the fact that animals and people with rabies get spasms in their throat muscles that are so painful that they cannot eat or drink, and so will refuse water in spite of being very thirsty.