WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
hy•dro•pho•bi•a /ˌhaɪdrəˈfoʊbiə/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Pathologyrabies.
  2. Psychiatrya fear of water.
See -hydr-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
hy•dro•pho•bi•a  (hī′drə fōbē ə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Pathologyrabies.
  2. Psychiatryan abnormal or unnatural dread of water.
  • Greek hydrophobía. See hydro-1, -phobia
  • Late Latin
  • 1540–50


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hydrophobia /ˌhaɪdrəˈfəʊbɪə/ n
  1. another name for rabies
  2. a fear of drinking fluids, esp that of a person with rabies, because of painful spasms when trying to swallow



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