from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts.
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- n. A pathological aversion or sensitivity to air or the movement of air, especially as a symptom of rabies.
- n. An aversion to fresh air, drafts or breezes.
- n. Fear of flying
- n. Fear of heights
Scott McCartney tells us about new techniques to ease aerophobia, the fear of flying.
Not a problem -- except that Resetar has aerophobia, or a severe fear of flying.
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.
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These experiences tend to bring about two conditions, aerophobia
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.
The decision is reminscent of Dutch football legend Dennis Bergkamp, who famously missed several European fixtures for Arsenal due to his aerophobia.
Fear of needles (trypanophobia) was second, with fear of clowns (coulrophobia) third and fear of flying (aerophobia) fourth.
But I may not have adequately addressed just how real such fears can be to those who suffer from aerophobia.
The four-step program is designed to provide those in the Kansas City area relief from aerophobia.