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necrophobia

[ nek-ruh-foh-bee-uh ]

noun

, Psychiatry.
  1. an irrational or disproportionate fear of dead bodies or of locations, objects, and people associated with the dead:

    My necrophobia takes me blocks out of my way just to avoid having to drive past cemeteries.



necrophobia

/ ˌnɛkrəʊˈfəʊbɪə /

noun

  1. an abnormal fear of death or dead bodies


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Derived Forms

  • ˌnecroˈphobic, adjective
  • ˈnecroˌphobe, noun
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Other Words From

  • nec·ro·pho·bic adjective noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of necrophobia1

First recorded in 1825–35; necro- + -phobia ( def )

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