psychrophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

psychro- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

psychrophobia (uncountable)

  1. (rare) An abnormal sensitivity to, or fear of cold
    • 1876, Mary Mapes Dodge, Theophilus and Others[1]:
      One bright, icy afternoon–shall I ever forget it?–while little Philly, at the prospect of a bath, was suffering under a severe attack of Psychrophobia, the baby, held in Aggy's now careful arms, was gazing through the window panes.