taphephobia

[ taf-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌtæf əˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun Psychiatry.

an irrational or disproportionate fear of being buried alive.

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Origin of taphephobia

First recorded in 1890–95; from Greek taphḗ “grave” + -phobia
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British Dictionary definitions for taphephobia

taphephobia
/ (ˌtæfɪˈfəʊbɪə) /

noun

med a pathological fear of being buried alive

Derived forms of taphephobia

taphephobic, adjective

Word Origin for taphephobia

from Greek taphos grave + -phobia
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