Necrophobia
Necrophobia Nec`ro*pho"bi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. nekro`s a dead body + fobei^n to fear.] An exaggerated fear of death or horror of dead bodies. [1913 Webster]

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  • necrophobia — (n.) abnormal fear of death or corpses, 1833, from NECRO (Cf. necro ) + phobia fear of (see PHOBIA (Cf. phobia)). Related: Necrophobic …   Etymology dictionary

  • necrophobia — [nek΄rə fō′bē ə] n. [ NECRO + PHOBIA] an abnormal fear of death or of dead bodies …   English World dictionary

  • Necrophobia — Thanatophobia redirects here. For other uses, see Thanatophobia (disambiguation). Necrophobia is the abnormal fear of dead things (e.g., corpses) as well as things associated with death (e.g., coffins, tombstones). Necrophobia is derived from… …   Wikipedia

  • necrophobia — noun an abnormal fear of death or corpses Funerals are ten times worse with necrophobia in addition to grief …   Wiktionary

  • necrophobia — necrophobic, adj. /nek reuh foh bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. 1. an abnormal fear of death; thanatophobia. 2. an abnormal fear of dead bodies. [1825 35; < NL; see NECRO , PHOBIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • necrophobia — Morbid fear of corpses. [necro + G. phobos, fear] * * * nec·ro·pho·bia .nek rə fō bē ə n an exaggerated fear of death or horror of dead bodies nec·ro·pho·bic fō bik adj * * * nec·ro·pho·bia (nek″ro foґbe ə) [necro + phobia] irrational… …   Medical dictionary

  • necrophobia — fear of corpses Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • necrophobia — n. fear of the dead; fear of death …   English contemporary dictionary

  • necrophobia — noun extreme or irrational fear of death or dead bodies …   English new terms dictionary

  • necrophobia — nec·ro·pho·bia …   English syllables

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