Origin of claustrophobiafrom Classical Latin claustrum (see cloister) + -phobia
The definition of claustrophobia is a fear of being in enclosed or confined places.
A feeling of panic when stepping into an elevator is an example of claustrophobia.
An abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.
Origin of claustrophobiaLatin claustrum enclosed place ; see cloister . -phobia
claustrophobia - Medical Definition
Fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.
- Feelings of claustrophobia are a significant problem for many CPAP users.
- Items on display should be limited to prevent claustrophobia.
- One seeker posted an experience to a Dallas area BBS (the local BBS no longer exists) in the late 1980s that she'd spent a great deal of time in past life research because of her claustrophobia.
- To help reduce feelings of claustrophobia, practice breathing through just the mask, and then attach the mask to the machine when your comfort level increases.
- If you suffer from claustrophobia, then cruising for 10 days in an inside cabin will be no bargain regardless of how much money you saved on it.