Word forms: phobics
Definitions1. adjectiveA phobic feeling or reaction results from or is related to a strong, irrational fear or hatred of something. ⇒ Many children acquire a phobic horror of dogs.2. graded adjective & adjectiveSomeone who is phobic has a strong, irrational fear or hatred of something. [+ about] ⇒ In Victorian times people were phobic about getting on trains. They weren't used to it.Phobic is also a noun. ⇒ Social phobics quake at the thought of meeting strangers.
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