Definitions for hydrophobiaˌhaɪ drəˈfoʊ bi ə

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  1. hydrophobia(noun)

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

  2. hydrophobia(noun)

    a morbid fear of water

  3. 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

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  1. hydrophobia(Noun)

    An aversion to water, as a symptom of rabies; rabies itself.

  2. hydrophobia(Noun)

    Fear of water (colloquial, fear of water is technically called aquaphobia, so not to be confused with rabies).

  3. Origin: From hydrophobia, from ὑδροφοβία.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Hydrophobia(noun)

    an abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence:

  2. Hydrophobia(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L., fr. Gr. ; "y`dwr water + fear: cf. F. hydrophobie.]


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