: 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
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
: 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
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