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phobic

[ foh-bik ]
/ ˈfoʊ bɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to a phobia or phobias.

noun

a person suffering from a phobia.

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Origin of phobic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM phobic

non·pho·bic, adjective

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Definition for phobic (2 of 2)

-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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Medical definitions for phobic (1 of 2)

phobic
[ fōbĭk ]

adj.

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

n.

One who has a phobia.

Medical definitions for phobic (2 of 2)

-phobic

suff.

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