[ taf-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌtæf əˈfoʊ bi ə /
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
Words nearby taphephobia
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British Dictionary definitions for taphephobia
/ (ˌtæfɪˈfəʊbɪə) /
med a pathological fear of being buried alive
Derived forms of taphephobiataphephobic, adjective
Word Origin for taphephobia
from Greek taphos grave + -phobia
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