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phobic (ˈfəʊbɪk Pronunciation for phobic

Definitions

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or arising from a phobia

noun

  1. a person suffering from a phobia

-phobe

Definitions

combining form in countable noun

  1. indicating a person or thing that fears or hates   ⇒ Germanophobe, xenophobe

Derived Forms

-phobic combining form in adjective

Word Origin

from Greek -phobos fearing

-phobia

Definitions

combining form in countable noun

  1. indicating an extreme abnormal fear of or aversion to   ⇒ acrophobia, claustrophobia

Derived Forms

-phobic combining form in adjective

Word Origin

via Latin from Greek, from phobos fear

Example Sentences Including 'phobic'

Problems can be divided into two main categories: inner and outer; and within these, acute, chronic and phobic.
Andrews, Elizabeth Muscle Management
READERS ' SUGGESTIONS Don't let it rule your life No, you're not phobic , just sensible.
Independent (1999)
She says we have become increasingly fat phobic and something has to give.
Courier, Sunday Mail (2002)
Tests with phobic patients showed that the games stimulated a response that could be used to perform controlled treatment.
New Scientist (2003)
The third time I was chatted up by the 38-year-old commitment-phobe - as charming and handsome and phobic as ever.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
YOUR MORNING SMILE Did you hear about the movie coming out about the phobic mathematician?
Globe and Mail (2003)

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