Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts.

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  • noun medicine A pathological aversion or sensitivity to air or the movement of air, especially as a symptom of rabies.
  • noun An aversion to fresh air, drafts or breezes.
  • noun travel Fear of flying
  • noun rare Fear of heights

Etymologies

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aero- + -phobia

Examples

  • Scott McCartney tells us about new techniques to ease aerophobia, the fear of flying.

    Flying With the Greatest of Ease

  • Not a problem -- except that Resetar has aerophobia, or a severe fear of flying.

    Flying Above The Glass Ceiling

  • Not a problem -- except that Resetar has aerophobia, or a severe fear of flying.

    Flying Above The Glass Ceiling

  • Not a problem -- except that Resetar has aerophobia, or a severe fear of flying.

    Flying Above The Glass Ceiling

  • NEIL CURRY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's happened to us all at some point, sweating, palpitations, nausea and it goes by the name aerophobia.

    CNN Transcript Jan 12, 2008

  • France, French Francophobia freedom eleutherophobia fresh air, draughts aerophobia

    pangsuan Diary Entry

  • Nothing is more likely to produce immediate and fatal aerophobia than the sickening sight from the air of a crash, yellow wings flattened out against the green ground a thousand feet below.

    Opportunities in Aviation

  • These experiences tend to bring about two conditions, aerophobia

    Opportunities in Aviation

  • The decision is reminscent of Dutch football legend Dennis Bergkamp, who famously missed several European fixtures for Arsenal due to his aerophobia.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Fear of needles (trypanophobia) was second, with fear of clowns (coulrophobia) third and fear of flying (aerophobia) fourth.

    Independent.ie - Frontpage RSS Feed

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