agoraphobia


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Related to agoraphobia: social phobia

a·gor·a·pho·bi·a

 (ə-gôr′ə-fō′bē-ə, ăg′ər-ə-)
n.
An anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear or anxiety about being in open or public places.

[Greek agorā, marketplace; see ger- in Indo-European roots + -phobia.]

a·gor′a·phobe′ n.
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).

agoraphobia

(ˌæɡərəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) a pathological fear of being in public places, often resulting in the sufferer becoming housebound
ˌagoraˈphobic adj, n

ag•o•ra•pho•bi•a

(ˌæg ər əˈfoʊ bi ə)

n.
an abnormal fear of being in a difficult or helpless situation, esp. in crowds, public places, or open areas.
[1870–75]
ag`o•ra•pho′bic, adj., n.

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.

agoraphobia

an abnormal fear of being in crowded, public places like markets.
See also: Spaces
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agoraphobia - a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)agoraphobia - a morbid fear of open spaces (as fear of being caught alone in some public place)
phobia, phobic disorder, phobic neurosis - an anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"
Translations
agorafobia
agorafobiatorikammo
agoraphobia

agoraphobia

[ˌægərəˈfəʊbɪə] Nagorafobia f

agoraphobia

[ˌægərəˈfəʊbiə] nagoraphobie f

agoraphobia

n (Med) → Agoraphobie f (spec), → Platzangst f

agoraphobia

[ˌægərəˈfəʊbɪə] n (Psych) → agorafobia

ag·or·a·pho·bi·a

n. agorafobia, temor excesivo a los espacios abiertos.

agoraphobia

n agorafobia
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