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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A fear of being in a confined place or a restrictive situation.
From Latin claustrum (lock, bolt, confined place) + -phobia (fear). Earliest documented use: 1879. The opposite is agoraphobia.
“Part of the opera’s strength is the way it conveys the claustrophobia of life on a ship, says Sir Andrew. The stage is crowded with sweaty men shoved together in grim circumstances.”
High Notes; The Economist (London, UK); Aug 10, 2013.
See more usage examples of claustrophobia in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. -Pietro Aretino, satirist and dramatist (20 Apr 1492-1556)