-phobic

-phobic

a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -phobe:, acrophobic; photophobic.

Origin:
-phobe + -ic

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-phobe
 
n combining form
indicating a person or thing that fears or hates: Germanophobe; xenophobe
 
[from Greek -phobos fearing]
 
-phobic
 
adj combining form

-phobia
 
n combining form
indicating an extreme abnormal fear of or aversion to: acrophobia; claustrophobia
 
[via Latin from Greek, from phobos fear]
 
-phobic
 
adj combining form

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-phobic or -phobous
suff.

  1. Having a fear of or an aversion for: photophobic.

  2. Lacking an affinity for: lyophobic.

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