- (pathology) An aversion to water, as a symptom of rabies; rabies itself.
1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, printed at London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:, II.12:
- Cato, who scorned both death and fortune, could not abide the sight of a looking glasse or of water; overcome with horrour, and quelled with amazement, if by the contagion of a mad dog he had fallen into that sicknesse which physitians call hydrophobia, or feare of waters.
- (psychology, colloquial) Fear of water
Fear of water is technically called aquaphobia, so not to be confused with rabies.
(pathology) rabies — See also translations at rabies
fear of water — See also translations at aquaphobia
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