Arachnophobia is an irrational fear of spiders and claustrophobia is an irrational fear of small places.
I have claustrophobia and would hate to git stuck in an over-sized fountain pen halfway to the middle of this earth.
You hear stories about going loopy from claustrophobia and stuff.
To-day he was feeling the claustrophobia of London more acutely than usual.
For the first time in the hundreds of hours he'd spent in the tank, he knew the meaning of claustrophobia.
claustrophobia is the malady of those who have a horror of close quarters from which they can not easily make their escape.
Donne and Swift were morbid men suffering from claustrophobia.
But you must not do this to a Breton fisherman full of drink and claustrophobia.
The cigar was his protection, his secret weapon, against the claustrophobia the mosquitero gave him.
The sufferer from claustrophobia will invent any excuse to avoid an elevator or the theatre.
"morbid fear of being shut up in a confined space," coined 1879 (in article by Italian-born, French-naturalized Swiss-English physician Dr. Benjamin Ball (1834-1892)) from Latin claustrum "a bolt, a means of closing; a place shut in, confined place, frontier fortress" (in Medieval Latin "cloister"), past participle of claudere "to close" (see close (v.)) + -phobia "fear."
claustrophobia claus·tro·pho·bi·a (klô'strə-fō'bē-ə)
An abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.
An abnormal fear of being shut in or enclosed.