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.]
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nyctophobia

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

an abnormal fear of darkness or night.
See also: Darkness
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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
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Translations
Nyktophobie
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