Definitions

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  • n. fear of disease

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Morbid dread of disease; hypochondria.
  • n. Morbid dread of any kind, including agoraphobia, mysophobia, pyrophobia, etc.

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Examples

  • 'Agoraphobia' is the fear of crossing an open space, 'batophobia' is the fear that high things will fall, 'siderophobia' is the fear of thunder and lightning, 'pathophobia' is the fear of disease, whilst 'pantophobia' is the fear of everything and everybody.

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