claustrophobic

adjective claus·tro·pho·bic \ ˌklȯs-trə-ˈfō-bik \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of claustrophobic

1 : affected with or inclined to claustrophobia
2 : inducing or suggesting claustrophobia

claustrophobically

play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of claustrophobic in a Sentence

  1. The theater can be a little claustrophobic when it's full.

  2. She doesn't go in elevators because she is claustrophobic.

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First Known Use of claustrophobic

circa 1889


CLAUSTROPHOBIC Defined for English Language Learners

claustrophobic

adjective

Definition of claustrophobic for English Language Learners

  • of a room, space, etc. : not having enough space for people to feel comfortable : causing claustrophobia

  • : having a fear of being in closed or small spaces : having claustrophobia

  • : not having or providing enough freedom


Medical Dictionary

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claustrophobic

adjective claus·tro·pho·bic \ ˌklȯ-strə-ˈfō-bik \

medical Definition of claustrophobic

1 : suffering from or inclined to claustrophobia
2 : inducing or suggesting claustrophobia

claustrophobically

play \-bi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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claustrophobic

noun

medical Definition of claustrophobic



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