[ klaw-struh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌklɔ strəˈfoʊ bi ə /
an abnormal fear of being in enclosed or narrow places.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH claustrophobiaacrophobia agoraphobia claustrophobia
Words nearby claustrophobia
clausius, clausius cycle, clausthalite, claustral, claustrophobe, claustrophobia, claustrophobic, claustrum, clausula, clava, clavacin
Example sentences from the Web for claustrophobia
Arachnophobia is an irrational fear of spiders and claustrophobia is an irrational fear of small places.Ground Zero Mosque Hurts Islam |Douglas Murray |August 12, 2010 |DAILY BEAST
Donne and Swift were morbid men suffering from claustrophobia.
Claustrophobia is the malady of those who have a horror of close quarters from which they can not easily make their escape.Poise: How to Attain It |D. Starke
For the first time in the hundreds of hours he'd spent in the tank, he knew the meaning of claustrophobia.Warning from the Stars |Ron Cocking
I have claustrophobia and would hate to git stuck in an over-sized fountain pen halfway to the middle of this earth.Operation Earthworm |Joe Archibald
You hear stories about going loopy from claustrophobia and stuff.The Planet Strappers |Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for claustrophobia
/ (ˌklɔːstrəˈfəʊbɪə, ˌklɒs-) /
an abnormal fear of being closed in or of being in a confined space
Derived forms of claustrophobiaclaustrophobe, noun
Word Origin for claustrophobia
C19: from claustro-, from Latin claustrum cloister + -phobia
Medical definitions for claustrophobia
[ klô′strə-fō′bē-ə ]
An abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.
Other words from claustrophobiaclaus′tro•phobe′ n. claus′tro•pho′bic adj.
Cultural definitions for claustrophobia
[ (klaw-struh-foh-bee-uh) ]
An abnormal fear of being shut in or enclosed.