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hy·dro·pho·bi·a

 (hī′drə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
1. An abnormal fear of water.
2. Rabies.

[Sense 2, from the fact that persons suffering from rabies refuse water because of painful throat spasms .]
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hydrophobia

(ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
1. (Pathology) another name for rabies
2. (Psychiatry) a fear of drinking fluids, esp that of a person with rabies, because of painful spasms when trying to swallow. Compare aquaphobia
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hy•dro•pho•bi•a

(ˌhaɪ drəˈfoʊ bi ə)

n.
1. rabies.
2. an abnormal or unnatural dread of water.
[1540–50; < Late Latin < Greek hydrophobía]
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hy·dro·pho·bi·a

(hī′drə-fō′bē-ə)
See rabies.
Word History Hydrophobia is an older term for the disease rabies, and it means "fear of water." Because of this name, many people think that rabies makes one afraid of water. In fact, this is not the case (although rabies does cause mental confusion of other kinds). The name hydrophobia comes from the fact that animals and people with rabies get spasms in their throat muscles that are so painful that they cannot eat or drink, and so will refuse water in spite of being very thirsty.
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hydrophobia

an abnormal fear of water.
See also: Water
rabies in human beings. Also called lyssa.
See also: Rabies
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrophobia - a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.hydrophobia - a morbid fear of water
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
3.hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal)hydrophobia - an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
zoonosis, zoonotic disease - an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans
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Translations
hydrofobiavesikauhu
hidrofóbiaveszettségvíziszony

hydrophobia

[ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə] Nhidrofobia f
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hydrophobia

[ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbiə] nhydrophobie f
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hydrophobia

[ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə] nidrofobia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

hy·dro·pho·bi·a

n. hidrofobia.
1. temor excesivo al agua;
2. pop. rabia.
trastorno trasmitido por un animal infestado.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hydrophobia

n hidrofobia, terror m al agua (esp. en los rabiosos)
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References in classic literature ?
In the course of a few days he showed symptoms of hydrophobia, and became raving toward night.
cried the captain; he never drinks it; it's a sort of fits to him; fresh water throws him into the hydrophobia; but go on --go on with the arm story.
The doctors took over forty stitches in him and shot him full of that Pasteur dope for hydrophobia. And he always will limp with his right leg from what the dogs did to him.
Coast-road to Coquimbo -- Great Loads carried by the Miners -- Coquimbo -- Earthquake -- Step-formed Terrace -- Absence of recent Deposits -- Contemporaneousness of the Tertiary Formations -- Excursion up the Valley -- Road to Guasco -- Deserts -- Valley of Copiapo -- Rain and Earthquakes -- Hydrophobia -- The Despoblado -- Indian Ruins -- Probable Change of Climate -- River-bed arched by an Earthquake -- Cold Gales of Wind -- Noises from a Hill -- Iquique -- Salt Alluvium -- Nitrate of Soda -- Lima -- Unhealthy Country -- Ruins of Callao, overthrown by an Earthquake -- Recent Subsidence -- Elevated Shells on San Lorenzo, their decomposition -- Plain with embedded Shells and fragments of Pottery -- Antiquity of the Indian Race.
A lock-jaw that bends a man's head back to his heels; hydrophobia that makes him bark at his wife and babes; insanity that makes him eat grass; war, plague, cholera, famine, indicate a certain ferocity in nature, which, as it had its inlet by human crime, must have its outlet by human suffering.
We call it hydrophobia, but they call it dewanee--the madness-- and run.
His trouble was not hydrophobia, but simple, plain madness.
The subsequent development of agitation, hydrophobia, and hypersalivation suggested the diagnosis, which was confirmed by biopsies of the skin and brain.
Initial symptoms include fever, malaise, vomiting, agitation, and/or hydrophobia upon attempt to swallow.
Rabies, or hydrophobia, is a severe disease of the central nervous system.
When they asked his name, they discovered the old man was Joseph Meister, who as a child had been bitten by a rabid dog and received the world's first vaccination for hydrophobia from Louis Pasteur.
RABIES Rabies, or hydrophobia as it is sometimes known, is a dreaded disease.