hygrophobia

1. A fear of dampness
2. A fear of liquids

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • hygrophobia — Morbid fear of dampness or moisture. [hygro + G. phobos, fear] …   Medical dictionary

  • Phobia — An unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. For example, extreme fear of spiders is called arachnophobia, and fear of being outside is known as agoraphobia. Phobias… …   Medical dictionary

  • Wasserscheu — (Hydrophobia, Hygrophobia), Widerwillen gegen Wasser u. Getränke aller Art in Folge von Krämpfen, welche bei jedem Versuche Flüssigkeiten zu schlucken ausbrechen, so daß bei dem höchsten Grade der W. der bloße Anblick von Flüssigkeit schon… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • hygr- — combining form also hygro Etymology: Greek, from hygros moist, wet more at humor 1. : humidity : moisture : moist …   Useful english dictionary

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