phobia

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c 1790, from words ending in -phobia, from Ancient Greek φόβος (phóbos, fear). Compare ism, from -ism, itis, from -itis, and ana, from -ana.

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phobia (plural phobias or phobiae or phobiæ)

  1. An irrational or obsessive fear.
    I know someone with a strange phobia of ladders.

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