Hydrophobia meaning

hīdrə-fōbē-ə
An abnormal fear of water.
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An abnormal fear of water.
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Fear of water.
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Rabies.
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Rabies.
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Abnormal fear of water.
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(pathology) An aversion to water, as a symptom of rabies; rabies itself.
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(psychology, colloquial) Fear of water.
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Origin of hydrophobia

  • Sense 2, from the fact that persons suffering from rabies refuse water because of painful throat spasms

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

  • From Latin hydrophobia, from Ancient Greek ὑδροφοβία (hydrophobia).

    From Wiktionary