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HYDROPHOBIA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does hydrophobia mean? 

HYDROPHOBIA (noun)
  The noun HYDROPHOBIA has 3 senses:

1. a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
2. a morbid fear of water
3. an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

  Familiarity information: HYDROPHOBIA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYDROPHOBIA (noun)


Sense 1hydrophobia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hydrophobia" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)


Sense 2hydrophobia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A morbid fear of water

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hydrophobia" is a kind of...):

simple phobia (any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli)


Sense 3hydrophobia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

lyssa; rabies; madness; hydrophobia

Hypernyms ("hydrophobia" is a kind of...):

zoonosis; zoonotic disease (an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans)


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