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thalasso- +‎ phobia

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thalassophobia (uncountable)

 
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  1. A morbid fear of the sea.
    • 1815, William Short, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, 11 March 1815[1]:
      “I have been endeavoring all the winter to reason away my antipathy to the sea in order to avail myself of a very favorable occasion I now have of passing it—but I have a kind of thalassophobia that resists all kind of argument”