aerophobia

noun
aero·​pho·​bia | \ ˌer-ō-ˈfō-bē-ə How to pronounce aerophobia (audio) \

Definition of aerophobia

: fear or strong dislike of flying

Other Words from aerophobia

aerophobe \ ˈer-​ō-​ˌfōb How to pronounce aerophobe (audio) \ noun
aerophobic \ ˌer-​ō-​ˈfō-​bik How to pronounce aerophobic (audio) \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of aerophobia

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerophobia

earlier, "fear of drafts or fresh air," borrowed from New Latin aërophobia, from aëro- aero- + -phobia -phobia

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The first known use of aerophobia was in 1911

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aerophobia

noun
aero·​pho·​bia | \ ˌar-ō-ˈfō-bē-ə, ˌer- How to pronounce aerophobia (audio) \

Medical Definition of aerophobia

1 : abnormal or excessive fear of drafts or of fresh air
2 : fear or strong dislike of flying

Other Words from aerophobia

aerophobic \ -​bik How to pronounce aerophobic (audio) \ adjective

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