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hydrophobia

noun [U] uk   /ˌhaɪ.drəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/ us    /-droʊˈfoʊ-/
specialized medical a great fear of drinking and water, often a sign of rabies old-fashioned the disease of rabies
Translations of “hydrophobia”
in Chinese (Traditional) (作為狂犬病特徵的)恐水症, 狂犬病…
in Chinese (Simplified) (作为狂犬病特征的)恐水症, 狂犬病…
(Definition of hydrophobia from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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