nyctophobia


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nyc·to·pho·bi·a

 (nĭk′tə-fō′bē-ə)
n.
An abnormal fear of the night or darkness. Also called scotophobia.

[Greek nux, nukt-, night; see nyctalopia + -phobia.]

nyctophobia

(ˌnɪktəʊˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry an abnormal dread of night or darkness
[nyct-, from Greek nukt-, nux night + -phobia]
ˌnyctoˈphobic adj

nyctophobia

an abnormal fear of darkness or night.
See also: Darkness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nyctophobia - a morbid fear of night or darkness
simple phobia - any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli
Translations
Nyktophobie
References in periodicals archive ?
Some children with nyctophobia or intense fear of the dark may have coping mechanisms to overcome their fear.
For example, when she was ten years old, she was seriously ill with pneumonia and in order for her to receive the best care, she was sent to a sanatorium far away from home where she had to sleep alone for a whole year, experiencing nyctophobia (fear of the dark) and witnessed many people pass away around her because of pneumonia.
Hypnotherapist Amrit Chandra, who has been practicing in Dubai's Miracle Centre for about four years, remembers a man in his 40s with nyctophobia -- fear of the dark.