agoraphobic

adjective
ag·​o·​ra·​pho·​bic | \ ˌa-g(ə-)rə-ˈfō-bik How to pronounce agoraphobic (audio) , ə-ˌgȯr-ə- \

Definition of agoraphobic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: relating to, affected with, or inclined to agoraphobia : abnormally fearful of open or public spaces from which escape (as during a panic attack) may be difficult or impossible an agoraphobic patient My mother was agoraphobic, which means she was often housebound, terrified of stores, cars and crowds.— Michael Christie I'm sure it was a really good camp, and I bet all but the most agoraphobic kids would have a great time there.— John Kelly

agoraphobic

noun
plural agoraphobics

Definition of agoraphobic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person who has an abnormal fear of open or public spaces : a person affected with agoraphobia : agoraphobe Experts say agoraphobics usually associate their panic with the place they first experience it …— Lena Williams Because of this fear, agoraphobics map out safe zones (their homes, usually) and retreat into private worlds, which can become prisons.— Michael Christie

First Known Use of agoraphobic

Adjective

1878, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1887, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for agoraphobic

agoraphobic

adjective
ag·​o·​ra·​pho·​bic | \ -ˈfō-bik How to pronounce agoraphobic (audio) \

Medical Definition of agoraphobic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or affected with agoraphobia agoraphobic attacks an agoraphobic patient

agoraphobic

noun
variants: or agoraphobe \ ˈag(-​ə)-​rə-​ˌfōb How to pronounce agoraphobic (audio) \ also agoraphobiac \ ˌag(-​ə)-​rə-​ˈfō-​bē-​ˌak How to pronounce agoraphobic (audio) \

Medical Definition of agoraphobic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person affected with agoraphobia

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