-phobic

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Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos, fear) + -ic.

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-phobic

  1. Used to form adjectives meaning of a fear of a specific thing.
    claustrophobic
  2. Used to form adjectives meaning of hate directed towards a particular type of person (due to fear of that type of person).
    homophobic
  3. Used as a synonym of -phobe to form nouns.

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