mysophobia

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mysophobia

[‚mī·sə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of contamination or of dirt.
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Younger Americans are more likely to identify themselves as germaphobes -- 42 percent of Millennials versus 27 percent of Generation X and 21 percent of Boomers.
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But you were like germaphobes - you didn't want to touch each other.
And for those of you who are germaphobes, you may consider covering up because you are going to be brushing up against a whole lot of people.
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