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
Origin: [L., fr. Gr. ; "y`dwr water + fear: cf. F. hydrophobie.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hī-dro-fō′bi-a, n. an unnatural dread of water, a symptom of a disease known as Rabies, usually resulting from the bite of a mad dog—hence the disease itself.—adj. Hydrophob′ic. [Gr. hydōr, water, phobos, fear.]
The numerical value of hydrophobia in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of hydrophobia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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Thanksgiving Day is a day devoted by persons with inflammatory rheumatism to thanking a loving Father that it is not hydrophobia.
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- hydrofobi, rabies, hundegalskabDanish
- Wasserscheu, TollwutGerman
- akvofobio, hidrofobioEsperanto
- hydrofobia, vesikauhu, [[veden]] [[pelko]]Finnish
- víziszony, veszettség, hidrofóbiaHungarian
- hidrofobia, penyakit anjing gilaMalay
- raiva, hidrofobiaPortuguese
- водобоя́знь, гидрофо́бияRussian
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