Examples of CLAUSTROPHOBIA
- She doesn't go in elevators because of her claustrophobia.
- the claustrophobia of small-town life
Origin of CLAUSTROPHOBIA
New Latin, from Latin claustrum
+ New Latin -phobia
First Known Use: 1879
claus·tro·pho·bia noun \ˌklȯ-strə-ˈfō-bē-ə\ (Medical Dictionary)
: abnormal dread of being in closed or narrow spaces
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