Definition of “hydrophobia” - English Dictionary

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“hydrophobia” in British English

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hydrophobianoun [ U ]

uk /ˌhaɪ.drəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/ us /ˌhaɪ.droʊˈfoʊ.bi.ə/

specialized medical a great fear of drinking and water, often a sign of rabies

old-fashioned the disease of rabies

(Definition of “hydrophobia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)