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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A morbid fear of being buried alive.

Usage examples (7)
  • Mr. de Melo, a resort operator and politician, built a burial vault he could survive in because he's gripped by a rare condition called taphephobia, the fear of being...
  • A Brazilian man named Freud de Melo suffers from taphephobia, the fear of being buried alive, so he built himself a special crypt.
  • Freud de Melo Given the low probability of live burial nowadays, cases of taphephobia are "pretty darn rare," says psychologist Jonathan S. Abramowitz, director of the...
  • Basements don't get enough natural light, and since we clearly have latent taphephobia (fear of being buried alive), we need a finished basement we'd want to sleep in. for more
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