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hydrophobia

noun

1 hydrophobia

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

Roget 867: dislike, distaste, disrelish, disinclination, displacency.    reluctance; backwardness etc. (unwillingness) 603.    repugnance, disgust, queasiness, ... show more



2 hydrophobia

A morbid fear of water.

Polish: hydrofobia, wodowstręt

3 hydrophobia

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.

synonyms: lyssa, madness, rabies.

Dutch: hondsdolheid, rabies, rabiës, razernij, watervrees
Polish: hydrofobia, wodowstręt, wścieklizna


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