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Definition of the noun Aerophobia

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noun - plural: aerophobias

  1. [medical] A pathological aversion or sensitivity to air or the movement of air, especially as a symptom of rabies.
  2. An aversion to fresh air, drafts or breezes.
  3. [travel] Fear of flying
  4. [rare, by extension or possibly from acrophobia] Fear of heights


Aerophobia a.k.a. Fear of flying is a fear of being on an airplane, or other flying vehicle, such as a helicopter, while in flight. It is also referred to as flying phobia, flight phobia, aviophobia or aerophobia.

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Google previewInternational Clinics (1910)

A Quarterly of Clinical Lectures

It is called aerophobia. The duration of the hydrophobia paroxysm is very variable; the spasms are short in duration and rarely extend over a space of time greater than one-half to three-quarters of an hour. They come on suddenly. The quiet ...

Google preview"Tales" From The Tarmac (2011)

An astonishing "behind the scenes" anthology of true cases about passengers and ground staff at airports worldwide by Claudia Helena Oxee

Aerophobia is a fear of flying.

Google previewSex, Drugs and Tessellation (2014)

The truth about Virtual Reality, as revealed in the pages of CyberEdge Journal by Ben Delaney

Aerophobia is a surprisingly common problem. A study by Boeing, the largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft, found that more than 25 million people in the United States, including 20% of those who fly regularly, suffer from a fear of flying.

Google previewHandbook of Zoonoses, Second Edition (1994)

Viral Zoonoses by George W. Beran

Aerophobia is a frequent occurrence in response to drafts of air, especially across the face or neck. Patients may experience spasms if the inside of the mouth is touched, if they hear sudden noises, if lights are turned on, and sometimes even if ...

Google previewA Lexicon of Lunacy (1993)

by Thomas Szasz

aerophobia (f. of drafts; cf. an- craophobia, anemophobia) agoraphobia (f. of being in crowded, public places, like markets; cf. demophobia) agyrophobia (f . of crossing streets; also dromophobia) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

aerophobia Draughts (US drafts) or (loosely) flying. [From Greek aer air] ageing Gerascophobia. agoraphobia Public places, crowds, travelling alone, or being away from home (for more detail, see the entry in ...

Google previewDictionary of Aviation (1911)

by Robert Morris Pierce

aerophobia ,ee-aza'fDo-bi-a n.

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

aerophobia fear of flying due to fatal accidents, fear of heights, ...

Google previewNuttall's spelling bee guide, condensed from Nuttall's standard pronouncing dictionary, Warne's ed (1876)

by P Austin Nuttall

Aerophobia, ayr-o-fd-be-a — a dread of air. Aerophyte, ayr'-o-file — a plant which lives exclusively in the air. Aerostat, ayr'-o-stal—a. machine or vessel capable of sustaining Aerostatic, ayr-o-staf-ik — suspending in air. [weights in the air.

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

automysophobia fire: pyrophobia fish: ichthyophobia flash of lightning: selaphobia flogging: mastigophobia floods: antlophobia flutes: aulophobia flying: aerophobia; ...

Google previewThe Demon Dictionary (2014)

by Kimberly Daniels

Phobia name Feared object1 ablutophobia bathing acarophobia itching acerophobia sourness achluophobia darkness acousticophobia noise acrophobia heights aerophobia drafts in the air agliophobia pain agoraphobia open spaces ...

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