Definition of Acrophobia

1. Noun. A morbid fear of great heights.

Generic synonyms: Simple Phobia
Derivative terms: Acrophobic

Definition of Acrophobia

1. Noun. Fear of heights. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acrophobia

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Acrophobia

1. Morbid fear of heights. Origin: acro-+ G. Phobos, fear (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acrophobia

acronymous
acronyms
acrook
acropachy
acropachyderma
acroparesthesia
acroparesthesia syndrome
acropathy
acropetal
acropetally
acrophase
acrophases
acrophilia
acrophobe
acrophobes
acrophobia (current term)
acrophobias
acrophobic
acrophone
acrophonic
acrophonical
acrophonically
acrophonies
acrophony
acrophore
acrophores
acrophyll
acrophylls
acrophysalidic
acrophyte

Literary usage of Acrophobia

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1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine: Being an Encyclopedic Collection of by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"... corresponding fear of high places often noticed, called acrophobia ; so that many people dare not trust themselves on high buildings or other eminences. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"ESSENTIAL acrophobia. JK MITCHELL. acrophobia (fear of high places) in a degree scarcely to be de- signated as pathological, is very frequent in nervous and ..."

3. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"It has a more literal sense in acrophobia, a term used (by Verga) to indicate an extreme or morbid dread of being at a great height and a marked uneasiness ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... acrophobia, the dread of heights, which may become so poignant as to make it impossible for a person to sit in the front row of a gallery or even to say ..."

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