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English definition of “claustrophobic”

claustrophobic

adjective     /ˌklɒstrəˈfəʊbɪk/
PERSON feeling very anxious when you are in a small or crowded placeFear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
PLACE A claustrophobic place makes you feel anxious because it is very small or crowded: a claustrophobic roomSmallExtremely small
(Definition of claustrophobic adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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