agoraphobia

[ag-er-uh-foh-bee-uh]
noun Psychiatry.
an abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas, sometimes accompanied by anxiety attacks.

Origin:
1870–75; agora + -phobia

acrophobia, agoraphobia, claustrophobia.
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agoraphobia (ˌæɡərəˈfəʊbɪə)
 
n
a pathological fear of being in public places, often resulting in the sufferer becoming housebound
 
agora'phobic
 
adj, —n

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agoraphobia
"fear of open spaces," 1873, from Ger. Agorophobie, coined 1871 by Berlin psychiatrist Carl Westphal (18331890) from Gk. agora "open space" (typically a marketplace), from ageirein "to assemble," + -phobia "fear."
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agoraphobia ag·o·ra·pho·bi·a (āg'ər-ə-fō'bē-ə)
n.
Phobia of open or public places.


ag'o·ra·pho'bic adj.
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Example sentences
Agoraphobia is a fear of being in places where help might not be available.
He suffered from agoraphobia and feared leaving his home.
The whole nation is suffering from collective agoraphobia.
In fact, she does everything out of her home: she suffers from acute and
  debilitating agoraphobia.
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