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EtymologyEdit

From Latin claustrum (a shut-in place), from claudō (I shut, close; I imprison, confine) + -phobia. First attested in the British Medical Journal.

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claustrophobia (usually uncountable, plural claustrophobias)

  1. The fear of closed, tight places.

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