Definition of claustrophobia in English:

claustrophobia

Syllabification: claus·tro·pho·bi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌklôstrəˈfōbēə
 
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noun

  • Extreme or irrational fear of confined places.
    More example sentences
    • We saw magnificent sites, endured bouts of car claustrophobia, and encountered extremes of weather.
    • The high-risk hobby inherently plays to the age-old horror themes of claustrophobia and fear of the unknown.
    • Word had it that he was suffering from both agoraphobia and claustrophobia and was constantly running in and out of the house.

Derivatives

claustrophobe

Pronunciation: /ˈklôstrəˌfōb/
noun
More example sentences
  • The last thing you want is a hysterical claustrophobe, suffering from a panic attack!
  • Aside from claustrophobes, who doesn't love a nice underground labyrinth?
  • Choosing the Panoramic sunroof from the options list isn't cheap, but claustrophobes will feel it's worth every penny.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Latin claustrum 'lock, bolt' + -phobia.

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