hydrophobia


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hy·dro·pho·bi·a

 (hī′drə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
1. An abnormal fear of water.
2. Rabies.

[Sense 2, from the fact that persons suffering from rabies refuse water because of painful throat spasms .]

hydrophobia

(ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
1. (Pathology) another name for rabies
2. (Psychiatry) a fear of drinking fluids, esp that of a person with rabies, because of painful spasms when trying to swallow. Compare aquaphobia

hy•dro•pho•bi•a

(ˌhaɪ drəˈfoʊ bi ə)

n.
1. rabies.
2. an abnormal or unnatural dread of water.
[1540–50; < Late Latin < Greek hydrophobía]

hy·dro·pho·bi·a

(hī′drə-fō′bē-ə)
See rabies.
Word History Hydrophobia is an older term for the disease rabies, and it means "fear of water." Because of this name, many people think that rabies makes one afraid of water. In fact, this is not the case (although rabies does cause mental confusion of other kinds). The name hydrophobia comes from the fact that animals and people with rabies get spasms in their throat muscles that are so painful that they cannot eat or drink, and so will refuse water in spite of being very thirsty.

hydrophobia

an abnormal fear of water.
See also: Water
rabies in human beings. Also called lyssa.
See also: Rabies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrophobia - a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.hydrophobia - a morbid fear of water
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
3.hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal)hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
Translations
hydrofobiavesikauhu
hidrofóbiaveszettségvíziszony

hydrophobia

[ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə] Nhidrofobia f

hydrophobia

[ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbiə] nhydrophobie f

hydrophobia

[ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə] nidrofobia

hy·dro·pho·bi·a

n. hidrofobia.
1. temor excesivo al agua;
2. pop. rabia.
trastorno trasmitido por un animal infestado.

hydrophobia

n hidrofobia, terror m al agua (esp. en los rabiosos)
References in classic literature ?
We call it hydrophobia, but they call it dewanee--the madness-- and run.
In the course of a few days he showed symptoms of hydrophobia, and became raving toward night.
His trouble was not hydrophobia, but simple, plain madness.
The doctors took over forty stitches in him and shot him full of that Pasteur dope for hydrophobia.
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A lock-jaw that bends a man's head back to his heels; hydrophobia that makes him bark at his wife and babes; insanity that makes him eat grass; war, plague, cholera, famine, indicate a certain ferocity in nature, which, as it had its inlet by human crime, must have its outlet by human suffering.
He is patron saint of Paris and France and many more places besides, plus frenzy, strife, hydrophobia, possessed people, rabies and, not surprisingly, headaches.
A person with rabies had to have the following features: a history of being bitten or scratched by a dog, cat, or a wild animal, or had a wound that was licked by these animals; and clinical manifestations of itching, pain, numbness, and formication around the healed wound, followed by hyperactivity, hydrophobia, aerophobia, spasms of the pharyngeal muscle, and sympathetic excitability.
Nikitin Dheer, who has a strong hydrophobia, is expected to face his fears in the upcoming episode.
Gauhar Khan, who has entered the show to get rid of hydrophobia, has emerged as one of the most daring contestants and is once again entertaining the audience with her antics and drama, just as she did in Bigg Boss .
The Animal Health and Surveillance Commission was put under the leadership of the veterinary surgeon of Sarykaya to take further measures against hydrophobia [rabies].
Which acute disease is also known as hydrophobia because of the fear of water which it often induces?