[ nek-ruh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌnɛk rəˈfoʊ bi ə /
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM necrophobianec·ro·pho·bic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for necrophobia
/ (ˌnɛkrəʊˈfəʊbɪə) /
an abnormal fear of death or dead bodies
Derived forms of necrophobianecrophobe, nounnecrophobic, adjective
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Medical definitions for necrophobia
[ nĕk′rə-fō′bē-ə ]
An abnormal fear of death or corpses.
Other words from necrophobianec′ro•pho′bic adj.
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