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phobic

[foh-bik] /ˈfoʊ bɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a phobia or phobias.
noun
2.
a person suffering from a phobia.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; phob(ia) + -ic, or by abstraction from adjectives ending in -phobic
Related forms
nonphobic, adjective

-phobic

1.
a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -phobe:
acrophobic; photophobic.
Origin
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Examples from the web for phobic
  • Now researchers have found that further raising levels of the stress hormones in the body can actually reduce a phobic's anxiety.
  • These are all fair points and, on balance, the central bankers' concern about inflation seems prudent more than phobic.
  • They tend to be phobic about doing new things, and instead perseverate on old behaviors and tastes.
  • Now he's germ phobic and afraid of heights--and milk.
  • He's agoraphobic and argyle-phobic, which means he's afraid of argyle socks.
British Dictionary definitions for phobic

phobic

/ˈfəʊbɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or arising from a phobia
noun
2.
a person suffering from a phobia
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Word Origin and History for phobic
adj.

1888, from phobia + -ic. As a noun from 1968. The Greek adjective was phobetikos "liable to fear."

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phobic in Medicine

phobic pho·bic (fō'bĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, arising from, or having a phobia. n.
One who has a phobia.

-phobic or -phobous
suff.

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

  2. Lacking an affinity for: lyophobic.

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