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An abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.

[Latin claustrum, enclosed place; see cloister + -phobia.]

claus′tro·phobe′ n.
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Noun1.claustrophobe - a person suffering from claustrophobia
mental case, neurotic, psychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosis
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After all, this was a Well side who have looked as nervous on their travels as a claustrophobe with a fear of heights stepping on to an aeroplane.
Rester lire des articles de doctrines dans un bureau enferme, rendant presque toute personne claustrophobe de cet enfermement psychologique ou se lever et simplement aller regarder si le soleil brille ailleurs?
Mia chose the attic of her country house, a place she should have realized I'd never go to because it is a tiny, cramped, enclosed spot where one can hardly stand up and I'm a major claustrophobe," he added.
Le premier aspect de l'avidite de Rimbaud se trouve dans son appetit intellectuel: "depayse, malade, furieux, bete, renverse" (30) a Charleville, il s'echappe de ce petit monde claustrophobe en devorant la bibliotheque de Georges Izambard, son ancien professeur--"J'ai lu tous vos livres, tous; il y a trois jours, je suis descendu aux Epreuves, puis aux Glaneuses,--oui, j'ai relu ce volume