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- n. A fear of stars and celestial space.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Morbid dread of starlight, or of going out of doors on a cloudless night.
Ms. ROACH: There is something called astrophobia, which is just the fear of space and stars.
I also have a fear of thunder and lightning which is called astrophobia
Beard knew an old woman who had suffered all her life from astrophobia.
Whewell has followed up this species of thought with quite remarkable adroitness, force, and brilliance. 35 Whether his motive in this undertaking is purely scientific and artistic, or whether he is impelled by a fancied religious animus, having been bitten by some theological fear which has given him the astrophobia, does not clearly appear.