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An abnormal fear of high places.

ac′ro·phobe′ n.
ac′ro·pho′bic (-fō′bĭk) adj. & n.
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Adj.1.acrophobic - suffering from acrophobiaacrophobic - suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"
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When I found out that I was acrophobic, I tried to fight it.
It was with this presumed advantage that we decided, one Sunday, to visit the Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal, for a four-hour hike that included steep ups and downs, rope courses and hanging bridges that challenged the acrophobic.
Eight acrophobic subjects were divided into two groups: placebo and GABA-treated individuals.
While Gallic buddy Jean-Louis takes the north tower, Zemeckis follows Philippe and his acrophobic friend Jeff (Cesar Domboy) as they infiltrate the south one.
Fixing his mantis eye on her, she'd felt it, the sticky label: acrophobic.
All that said, the Janus manager proposes his own unconstrained approach to bond investing as a solution for acrophobic investors in search of peaceful sleep "'twixt 9 and 5 a.
You're perfectly safe, but still, if you're acrophobic or prone to motion sickness, you best not look down.
It would seem that the greatest danger in this pastime would be a fall from a high place, so imagine the surprise of an acrophobic building inspector when he happens upon the skeleton of a free-climber in a Gothic turret high atop a Victorian-era building, in Val McDermid's aptly titled The Skeleton Road (Atlantic Monthly, $25, 384 pages, ISBN 9780802123091).
Jumping out of a plane is unnerving for almost anyone but it's all the more frightening if you're acrophobic.