The definition of claustrophobia is a fear of being in enclosed or confined places.(noun)
A feeling of panic when stepping into an elevator is an example of claustrophobia.
See claustrophobia in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L claustrum (see cloister) + -phobia
See claustrophobia in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin claustrum, enclosed place; see cloister
Origin: + -phobia.
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