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phobia

noun [C] uk   /ˈfəʊ.bi.ə/  us   /ˈfoʊ-/
an extreme fear or dislike of a particular thing or situation, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained: I've got a phobia about/of worms.
-phobia
suffix uk   us  
Xenophobia means hatred of foreigners.
Translations of “phobia”
in Arabic رُهاب, فوبيا…
in Korean 공포증, 병적 공포…
in Malaysian fobia…
in French phobie…
in Turkish korku, yılgı, fobi…
in Italian fobia…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指道理上無法解釋的)恐懼,懼怕…
in Russian боязнь, фобия…
in Polish fobia, chorobliwy lęk…
in Vietnamese sự ám ảnh…
in Spanish fobia…
in Portuguese fobia…
in Thai ความกลัว…
in German die Phobie…
in Catalan fòbia…
in Japanese 恐怖症…
in Indonesian takut…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指道理上无法解释的)恐惧,惧怕…
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