arachnophobianoun [ U ]uk /əˈræk.nəˌfəʊ.bi.ə/ us /əˈræk.nəˌfoʊ.bi.ə/ specialized
Examples from literature
- An arachnophobe (somebody with arachnophobia), for example, might not enter a room where there is a spider.
- If you have arachnophobia, start by looking at a photo of a spider, then look at a spider in a cage. Then hold one in your hand!
- Interestingly, arachnophobia, a fear of spiders, is a problem for 50 percent of women but only 10 percent of men.