claustrophobia

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin claustrum(a shut in place), from claudō(I shut, close; I imprison, confine) + -phobia. First attested in the British Medical Journal.

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claustrophobia ‎(uncountable)

  1. The fear of closed, tight places.

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