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claustrophobic

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adjective claus·tro·pho·bic \ˌklȯs-trə-ˈfō-bik\

Simple Definition of claustrophobic

  • of a room, space, etc. : not having enough space for people to feel comfortable : causing claustrophobia

  • : having a fear of being in closed or small spaces : having claustrophobia

  • : not having or providing enough freedom

Full Definition of claustrophobic

  1. 1 :  affected with or inclined to claustrophobia

  2. 2 :  inducing or suggesting claustrophobia

claus·tro·pho·bi·cal·ly play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of claustrophobic

  1. The theater can be a little claustrophobic when it's full.

  2. She doesn't go in elevators because she is claustrophobic.



Circa 1889

First Known Use of claustrophobic

circa 1889


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