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Noun: hydrophobia  ,hI-dru'fow-bee-u
  1. A symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
  2. A morbid fear of water
  3. An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
    - rabies, lyssa, madness

Derived forms: hydrophobias

Type of: simple phobia, symptom, zoonosis, zoonotic disease

Encyclopedia: Hydrophobia