agoraphobe

noun
ag·​o·​ra·​phobe | \ ˈa-g(ə-)rə-ˌfōb How to pronounce agoraphobe (audio) , ə-ˈgȯr-ə- \
plural agoraphobes

Definition of agoraphobe

: a person who has an abnormal fear of open or public spaces : a person affected with agoraphobia : agoraphobic … Emily Dickinson, an agoraphobe who virtually never left her house …O, The Oprah Magazine Agoraphobes are usually treated with medication or with behavioral therapy …— John McElhenny

First Known Use of agoraphobe

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Agoraphobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agoraphobe. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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