acrophobic


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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At the Lake Placid Olympic Center, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Games, we toured the year-round training facility, shuddered at the acrophobic view from the top of the ski jump and mugged for the camera on the medal stand.
Before you get acrophobic, just imagine the spectacular view at the top.
London: If you are acrophobic or are scared of heights, then taking automated virtual reality (VR) based psychological therapy may help reduce the phobia, say researchers.
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. When she added that she preferred earth to air and was joining a gym, he said he had a home gym and exercised one hour before sunrise while listening to the Great Courses.
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.m."
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).