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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An abnormal fear of pain.

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  • n. Fear of pain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a morbid fear of pain

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἄλγος (algos, "pain") + -phobia. (Wiktionary)

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