Definitions for hydrophobiaˌhaɪ drəˈfoʊ bi ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hy•dro•pho•bi•aˌhaɪ drəˈfoʊ bi ə(n.)
Ref: rabies .
an abnormal or unnatural dread of water.
Origin of hydrophobia:
1540–50; < LL < Gk hydrophobía
a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
a morbid fear of water
rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness(noun)
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
An aversion to water, as a symptom of rabies; rabies itself.
Fear of water (colloquial, fear of water is technically called aquaphobia, so not to be confused with rabies).
Origin: From hydrophobia, from ὑδροφοβία.
an abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence:
the disease caused by a bite form, or inoculation with the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief symptoms are, a sense of dryness and construction in the throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked heightening of reflex excitability, producing convulsions whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed in any way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies; canine madness
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