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Word: claustrophobia

Definition: fear of being locked in


Sentences Containing 'claustrophobia'

Fear of flying may be a distinct phobia in itself, or it may be an indirect combination of one or more other phobias related to flying, such as claustrophobia (a fear of enclosed spaces) or acrophobia (a fear of heights).
It's a pure underground film, rammed with claustrophobia."
The earthquake caused Joseph to develop a severe case of claustrophobia and he was never again comfortable living within a walled building.
Their songs all invoke the uncomfortable claustrophobia of a big city...

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