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Noun: phobia  fow-bee-u
  1. An anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations
    "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias";
    - phobic disorder, phobic neurosis
Combining form: -phobia  fow-bee-u
  1. (forming a noun) the fear of or aversion to something

Derived forms: phobias

Type of: anxiety disorder

Encyclopedia: Phobia