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Definition of claustrophobia noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

claustrophobia

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌklɔstrəˈfoʊbiə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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an extreme fear of being in a small confined place; the unpleasant feeling that a person gets in a situation that restricts them to suffer from claustrophobia She felt she had to escape from the claustrophobia of family life. compare agoraphobia
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: claustrophobia