nyctophobia

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nyc·to·pho·bi·a

 (nĭk′tə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of the night or darkness. Also called scotophobia.

[Greek nux, nukt-, night; see nyctalopia + -phobia.]

nyctophobia

(ˌnɪktəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal dread of night or darkness
[nyct-, from Greek nukt-, nux night + -phobia]
ˌnyctoˈphobic adj

nyctophobia

an abnormal fear of darkness or night.
See also: Darkness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nyctophobia - a morbid fear of night or darkness
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
Translations
Nyktophobie
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Achluophobia, lygophobia, nyctophobia and scotophobia are all, more or less, the fear of what?
Claustrophobia is one of the most common phobias, and add to that Achluophobia (fear of darkness) and Mysophobia (fear of germs or dirt), and it's clear that laboring as a miner can be a scary experience.
When I opened my eyes and was confronted with darkness I vaguely wondered whether the instructor had taken into account people who suffered from Achluophobia (fear of darkness).