agoraphobic


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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).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.agoraphobic - suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public 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"
Translations

agoraphobic

[ˌægərəˈfəʊbɪk]
A. ADJagorafóbico
B. Nagorafóbico/a m/f

agoraphobic

[ˌægərəˈfəʊbɪk]
adjagoraphobe
nagoraphobe mf

agoraphobic

(Med)
adjagoraphobisch (spec)
nan Agoraphobie (spec)or Platzangst Leidende(r) mf

agoraphobic

[ˌægərəˈfəʊbɪk] n (Psych) → agorafobo/a
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