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An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.

[Greek astrapē, lightning; see ster- in Indo-European roots + -phobia.]

as′tra·phobe′ n.
as′tra·pho′bic adj.


(ˌæstrəˈfəʊbɪə) or


a fear of thunder and lightning
[C20: see astro-, -phobia]
ˌastraˈphobic, ˌastroˈphobic adj

astraphobia, astrapophobia

an abnormal fear of lightning.
See also: Lightning
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astraphobia - a morbid fear of thunder and lightningastraphobia - a morbid fear of thunder and lightning
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
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Also, there is a third list that contains our phobias from claustrophobia (morbid dread of close spaces) to agoraphobia (morbid dread of open spaces), from aquaphobia (morbid dread of water) to pyrophobia (morbid dread of fire) and from astraphobia (morbid dread of lighting) to nyctophobia (morbid dread of darkness).
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