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An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.

[Greek musos, uncleanness + -phobia.]


(Psychology) a pathological fear of dirt or contamination

misophobia, musophobia, mysophobia

an abnormal fear of dirt, especially of being contaminated by dirt.
See also: Dirt
an abnormal fear or dislike of dirt.
See also: Cleanliness
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Noun1.mysophobia - a morbid fear of dirt or contamination
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
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