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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); A morbid fear of water; A symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids.

Usage examples (35)
  • (By the way, I am told that hydrophobia is unknown in Cochin China.)
  • A disease that resembles hydrophobia, that is accompanied by the most frightful convulsions and spasms.
  • "You end up having what people often refer to as hydrophobia -- a fear of water.
  • I am miserably sick at sea, and regard with horror and a kind of hydrophobia the great gulf that lies between us. for more
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