haphephobia


haphephobia

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • haphephobia — A morbid dislike or fear of being touched. [G. haphe, touch, + phobos, fear] * * * haph·e·pho·bia .haf ə fō bē ə n a morbid fear of being touched * * * haphe·pho·bia (haf″e foґbe ə) [Gr. haphē touch + phobia] irrational fear of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fear of being touched — The fear of being touched (also known as aphephobia, haphephobia, haphophobia, hapnophobia, haptephobia, and haptophobiacn|date=October 2007) is a rare specific phobia that involves the fear of touching or of being touched. It is an acute… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • aphephobia — aphe·pho·bia (af″ə foґbe ə) haphephobia …   Medical dictionary

  • haptephobia — hap·te·pho·bia (hap″te foґbe ə) [hapt + phobia] haphephobia …   Medical dictionary


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