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claustrophobia

noun claus·tro·pho·bia \ˌkls-trə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

: a fear of being in closed or small spaces

: an unhappy or uncomfortable feeling caused by being in a situation that limits or restricts you

Full Definition of CLAUSTROPHOBIA

:  abnormal dread of being in closed or narrow spaces
claus·tro·phobe \ˈkls-trə-ˌfōb\ noun

Examples of CLAUSTROPHOBIA

  1. She doesn't go in elevators because of her claustrophobia.
  2. the claustrophobia of small-town life

Origin of CLAUSTROPHOBIA

New Latin, from Latin claustrum + New Latin -phobia
First Known Use: 1879

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claustrophobia

noun claus·tro·pho·bia \ˌkl-strə-ˈfō-bē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLAUSTROPHOBIA

:  abnormal dread of being in closed or narrow spaces

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