phobic

[ foh-bik ]
/ ˈfoʊ bɪk /

adjective

of or relating to a phobia or phobias.

noun

a person suffering from a phobia.

Nearby words

  1. phlyctenulosis,
  2. phm.,
  3. phnom penh,
  4. pho,
  5. phobia,
  6. phobophobia,
  7. phobos,
  8. phobus,
  9. phocaea,
  10. phocine

Origin of phobic

1895–1900; phob(ia) + -ic, or by abstraction from adjectives ending in -phobic

Related formsnon·pho·bic, adjective

-phobic

a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -phobe: acrophobic; photophobic.

Origin of -phobic


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British Dictionary definitions for phobic

phobic

/ (ˈfəʊbɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or arising from a phobia

noun

a person suffering from a phobia
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Word Origin and History for phobic

phobic

adj.

1888, from phobia + -ic. As a noun from 1968. The Greek adjective was phobetikos "liable to fear."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for phobic

phobic

[ fōbĭk ]

adj.

Of, relating to, arising from, or having a phobia.

n.

One who has a phobia.

-phobic

suff.

Having a fear of or aversion for:photophobic.
Lacking an affinity for:lyophobic.

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