aerophobia

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Etymology[edit]

aero- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

aerophobia (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A pathological aversion or sensitivity to air or the movement of air, especially as a symptom of rabies.
    The patient was diagnosed after displaying both aerophobia and acute hydrophobia.
  2. An aversion to fresh air, drafts or breezes.
    I can't understand your aerophobia on days this warm.
  3. (travel) Fear of flying
    Many first-time flyers suffer from aerophobia, though some hide it better than others.
  4. (rare, by extension or possibly from acrophobia) Fear of heights
    Standing on the edge of the cliff made me realise just how much aerophobia affected me.

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