taphephobia

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

noun Psychiatry.

an abnormal fear of being buried alive.

Origin of taphephobia

< 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

taphephobic, adjective

Word Origin for taphephobia

from Greek taphos grave + -phobia
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