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claustrophobianoun [U]

uk   /ˌklɒs.trəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/  us   /ˌklɑː.strəˈfoʊ.bi.ə/
fear of being in closed spaces: He suffers from claustrophobia so he never travels on underground trains.
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claustrophobianoun [U]

 us   /ˌklɔ·strəˈfoʊ·bi·ə/
an extreme fear of being in an enclosed or crowded space
claustrophobic
adjective  us   /ˌklɔ·strəˈfoʊ·bɪk/
I feel claustrophobic in an elevator.
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Translations of “claustrophobia”
in Vietnamese nỗi lo sợ mình bị giam giữ…
in Spanish claustrofobia…
in Malaysian klaustrofobia…
in Thai โรคกลัวที่แคบ…
in French claustrophobie…
in German die Klaustrophobie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 幽閉恐懼(症)…
in Russian клаустрофобия…
in Turkish kapalı yer korkusu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 幽闭恐怖(症)…
in Indonesian klaustrofobia…
in Polish klaustrofobia…
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