Definition of -phobia in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈfəʊbɪə/

combining form

  • Extreme or irrational fear or dislike of a specified thing or group: arachnophobia Russophobia



combining form
In corresponding adjectives.


via Latin from Greek.

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