agoraphobia(redirected from Agorophobia)
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An anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear or anxiety about being in open or public places.
a·gor′a·pho′bi·ac′ (-ăk′) n.
a·gor′a·pho′bic adj. & n.
Usage Note: The traditional pronunciation of agoraphobia places secondary stress on the first syllable (ăg′ər-ə-fō′bē-ə). During the latter part of the 20th century, a variant pronunciation (ə-gôr′ə-fō′bē-ə) with secondary stress on the second syllable became increasingly common even though at first it was met with criticism. In 2001, 66 percent of the Panel preferred the traditional pronunciation. A mere 13 years later, in 2014, that proportion had plummeted to 43 percent. The pronunciation variant has quickly gained acceptance, so much so that the new pronunciation was acceptable to more Panelists (73 percent) than was the traditional pronunciation (67 percent).
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(Psychiatry) a pathological fear of being in public places, often resulting in the sufferer becoming housebound
ˌagoraˈphobic adj, n
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ag•o•ra•pho•bi•a(ˌæg ər əˈfoʊ bi ə)
an abnormal fear of being in a difficult or helpless situation, esp. in crowds, public places, or open areas.
ag`o•ra•pho′bic, adj., n.
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agoraphobia- Based on Greek agora, "open space," it was not the first phobia described, which was actually hydrophobia in the mid-16th century.
See also related terms for open space.
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an abnormal fear of being in crowded, public places like markets.See also: Spaces
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|Noun||1.||agoraphobia - a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)|
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agoraphobia[ˌægərəˈfəʊbɪə] N → agorafobia f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
agoraphobia[ˌægərəˈfəʊbiə] n → agoraphobie f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
agoraphobia[ˌægərəˈfəʊbɪə] n (Psych) → agorafobia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. agorafobia, temor excesivo a los espacios abiertos.
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