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phobia

noun [C]     /ˈfəʊ.bi.ə/ US  /ˈfoʊ-/
an extreme fear or dislike of a particular thing or situation, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained: I've got a phobia about/of worms.Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words -phobia     suffix Xenophobia means hatred of foreigners.Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
(Definition of phobia noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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