Definition of agoraphobia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæɡərəˈfəʊbiə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæɡərəˈfoʊbiə//
[uncountable] (specialist)
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a fear of being in public places where there are many other people She had agoraphobia and never wanted to go out of the house. compare claustrophobia Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek agora ‘place of assembly, marketplace’ + -phobia (see phobia).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: agoraphobia