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thanatophobia

[ than-uh-tuh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌθæn ə təˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun Psychiatry.
an irrational or disproportionate fear of death, especially one's own: My daughter’s thanatophobia grew during high school—while many teens feel invincible, she was terror-stricken and obsessed with her mortality.
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Also called death anxiety .
Compare necrophobia.

Origin of thanatophobia

First recorded in 1855–60; thanato- + -phobia
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