Agoraphobia meaning

ăgər-ə-fōbē-ə, ə-gôrə-
An abnormal fear of open or public places.
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An abnormal fear of being in open or public places.
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The fear of wide open spaces, crowds, or uncontrolled social conditions.
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An anxiety disorder characterized by intense fear or anxiety about being in open or public places.
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Origin of agoraphobia

  • Greek agorā marketplace ger- in Indo-European roots –phobia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin agoraphobia, from Ancient Greek ἀγορά (agorá, “agora (gathering of people or place of gathering)”) + φόβος (phobos, “fear”).

    From Wiktionary