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agoraphobic

adjective ag·o·ra·pho·bic \ ˌa-g(ə-)rə-ˈfō-bik , ə-ˌgȯr-ə- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agoraphobic

: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

First Known Use of agoraphobic

1878


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agoraphobic

noun

Definition of agoraphobic

plural agoraphobics
:a person who has an abnormal fear of open or public spaces :a person affected with agoraphobia
  • 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

1887


Medical Dictionary

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agoraphobic

adjective ag·o·ra·pho·bic \ -ˈfō-bik \

medical Definition of agoraphobic

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

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agoraphobic

noun
variants: or agoraphobe play \ˈag(-ə)-rə-ˌfōb\ also agoraphobiac play \ˌag(-ə)-rə-ˈfō-bē-ˌak\

medical Definition of agoraphobic

:a person affected with agoraphobia

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