agoraphobia

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin agoraphobia, from Ancient Greek ἀγορά (agorá, agora (gathering of people or place of gathering)) + φόβος (phóbos, fear). Analyzable as agora +‎ -phobia

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌæɡ.ə.ɹəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/, /əˌɡɔː.ɹəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/
  • (US) enPR: ăg'ər-ə-fōʹbē-ə, ə-goɹ'ə-fōʹbē-ə; IPA(key): /ˌæɡ.ɚ.əˈfoʊ.bi.ə/, /əˌɡɔɹ.əˈfoʊ.bi.ə/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊbiə

NounEdit

agoraphobia (plural agoraphobias)

  1. The fear of wide open spaces, crowds, or uncontrolled social conditions.
  2. (rare) An aversion to markets.

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