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  • suffix Used to form nouns meaning fear of a specific thing.
  • suffix Used to form nouns meaning hate, born out of fear, directed towards a particular type of person.
  • suffix Controversially used to form nouns meaning political or religious organizations or viewpoints concerned with limiting or restraining a specific thing or idea.

Etymologies

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From New Latin, from Latin, from Ancient Greek -φοβία (-phobia) (see ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia, "fear of water")), from φόβος (phobos, "fear").

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