Words at Play : Top 10 Unusual Phobias, Vol. 2

#8: Toxiphobia

What It Is:

Abnormal fear of poisons or of being poisoned

About the Word:

This word comes from the Latin toxicum, which means poison.

That same root gave us intoxicate, which originally meant to poison.

goto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slidegoto slide
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
April 01, 2015
diapause Hear it
a period of physiological dormancy
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears