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Origin of phobia
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Definition for phobia (2 of 2)
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The idea of “research” settings in our popular culture tap into this phobia.
Contemporary society has gifted us with a phobia potentially as strong as acrophobia or the fear of flying: smartphone anxiety.Do You Suffer From Smartphone Anxiety? (And if So, What the Hell’s Your Problem?)|Melissa Fares|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lloyd Grove talks to Toomey about Joe Sestak, his New York phobia—and Rand Paul.
The guy who took the cake suffered from a Vagina Dentata phobia, with attendant castration anxiety.
The phobia is thrown before the anxiety like a fortress on the frontier.Dream Psychology|Sigmund Freud
A phobia is an insistent and engrossing fear, without adequate cause as judged by ordinary standards.Why Worry?|George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
I reported the Analysis of the Phobia of a five-year-old Boy which the father of the little patient had put at my disposal.Totem and Taboo|Sigmund Freud
Sometimes the disorders of the mind include hallucinations, and various forms of phobia or mania.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
Or the effect may be the development of a phobia that in extreme cases may cause the death of the patient.
British Dictionary definitions for phobia (1 of 2)
Word Origin for phobia
British Dictionary definitions for phobia (2 of 2)
n combining form
Derived forms of -phobia-phobic, adj combining form
Word Origin for -phobia
Medical definitions for phobia (1 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for phobia
An extreme and often unreasonable fear of some object, concept, situation, or person.