Astraphobia


Astraphobia
An abnormal and persistent fear of thunderstorms. Sufferers experience anxiety even when they realize the risk of harm is very small. Consequently, when indoors they might seek shelter under a bed, in a closet or in a basement. They generally keep a watchful eye on the sky and remain alert for reports of electrical storms. "Astraphobia" is derived from the Greek "aster" (star) and "phobos" (fear). Related term: Brontophobia: Fear of thunder.

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as·tra·pho·bia (as″trə-foґbe-ə) [Gr. astrapē lightning + -phobia] irrational fear of thunder and lightning.

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