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"claustrophobia" in British English

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claustrophobianoun [U]

uk   /ˌklɒs.trəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/  us   /ˌklɑː.strəˈfoʊ-/
fear of being in ​closedspaces: He suffers from claustrophobia so he never ​travels on ​undergroundtrains.
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(Definition of claustrophobia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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claustrophobianoun [U]

 us   /ˌklɔ·strəˈfoʊ·bi·ə/
an ​extremefear of being in an ​enclosed or ​crowdedspace
claustrophobic
adjective  us   /ˌklɔ·strəˈfoʊ·bɪk/
I ​feel claustrophobic in an ​elevator.
(Definition of claustrophobia from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “claustrophobia”
in Spanish claustrofobia…
in Vietnamese nỗi lo sợ mình bị giam giữ…
in Malaysian klaustrofobia…
in Thai โรคกลัวที่แคบ…
in French claustrophobie…
in German die Klaustrophobie…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幽闭恐怖(症)…
in Turkish kapalı yer korkusu…
in Russian клаустрофобия…
in Indonesian klaustrofobia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幽閉恐懼(症)…
in Polish klaustrofobia…
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