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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ag-er-uh-foh-bee-uh]
    • /ˌæg ər əˈfoʊ bi ə/
    • /ˌæɡ.ə.rəˈfəʊ.bi.ə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ag-er-uh-foh-bee-uh]
    • /ˌæg ər əˈfoʊ bi ə/

Definitions of agoraphobia word

  • uncountable noun agoraphobia Agoraphobia is the fear of open or public places. 3
  • noun agoraphobia a pathological fear of being in public places, often resulting in the sufferer becoming housebound 3
  • noun agoraphobia an abnormal fear of being in open or public places 3
  • noun agoraphobia an abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas, sometimes accompanied by anxiety attacks. 1
  • noun agoraphobia Extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places. 1
  • noun agoraphobia fear of open spaces 1

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Origin of agoraphobia

First appearance:

before 1870
One of the 26% newest English words
First recorded in 1870-75; agora1 + -phobia

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Parts of speech for Agoraphobia


agoraphobia popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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