emetophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

emeto- +‎ -phobia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

emetophobia (uncountable)

  1. An inordinate fear of vomit or vomiting, especially in public.
    • 2010 June 15, Elizabeth Landau, “Who's afraid of snakes, spiders, vomit?”, in CNN[1]:
      Faryl Zaklin, 38, of San Diego, California, is still overcoming a lifelong phobia that has given her numerous panic attacks; part of her recovery involved watching episodes of "Jackass" and "Family Guy." She has emetophobia: fear of vomit.
    • 2011 July 15, Dakshana Bascaramurty, “I had never vomited. Ever.”, in The Globe and Mail[2]:
      Ignorant about vomiting before the incident, I was now terrified of it. I self-diagnosed myself with emetophobia – fear of vomiting.
    • 2012 November 6, Sarah Cawood; Nilufer Atik, “Sarah Cawood: Having a baby helped me get over sick phobia”, in Daily Mirror[3]:
      Not many people have heard of the condition emetophobia but I’ve lived with it for over 30 years and it was a worry when I was pregnant with my son, Hunter, last year.

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