acrophobia


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ac·ro·pho·bi·a

 (ăk′rə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of high places.

ac′ro·phobe′ n.
ac′ro·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj. & n.

acrophobia

(ˌækrəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) abnormal fear or dread of being at a great height
[C19: from acro- + -phobia]
ˌacroˈphobic adj, n

ac•ro•pho•bi•a

(ˌæk rəˈfoʊ bi ə)

n.
a pathological fear of heights.
[1890–95; < New Latin]
ac′ro•phobe`, n.
ac`ro•pho′bic, adj., n.

acrophobia

an abnormal fear of being at great heights Also called altophobia, batophobia, hypsiphobia.
See also: Heights
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acrophobia - a morbid fear of great heightsacrophobia - a morbid fear of great heights  
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
Translations
akrofóbia

ac·ro·pho·bi·a

n. acrofobia, mal de altura; temor excesivo a la altitud.

acrophobia

n acrofobia
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