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"phobia" in British English

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phobianoun [C]

uk   /ˈfəʊ.bi.ə/  us   /ˈfoʊ-/
an ​extremefear or ​dislike of a ​particular thing or ​situation, ​especially one that cannot be ​reasonablyexplained: I've got a phobia about/ofworms.
-phobia
suffix uk   us  
Xenophobia ​meanshatred of ​foreigners.
(Definition of phobia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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phobianoun [C]

 us   /ˈfoʊ·bi·ə/
an ​extremefear of a ​particular thing or ​situation, esp. one that does not have a ​reasonableexplanation: a phobia about ​heights
(Definition of phobia from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “phobia”
in Korean 공포증, 병적 공포…
in Arabic رُهاب, فوبيا…
in Malaysian fobia…
in French phobie…
in Russian боязнь, фобия…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指道理上無法解釋的)恐懼,懼怕…
in Italian fobia…
in Turkish korku, yılgı, fobi…
in Polish fobia, chorobliwy lęk…
in Spanish fobia…
in Vietnamese sự ám ảnh…
in Portuguese fobia…
in Thai ความกลัว…
in German die Phobie…
in Catalan fòbia…
in Japanese 恐怖症…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指道理上无法解释的)恐惧,惧怕…
in Indonesian takut…
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