arachnophobia

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arachnophobia

[ə¦rak·nō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of spiders.
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One night we make a tent camp deep in the jungle, at a spot notable for the pounds of ant-nest biomass we have to knock into the water, slashing our way upstream, and for the number of spiders, poisonous, that run across the boots and duffels of the most arachnophobic of us.
Arachnophobic Amy Walpole, 38, was sent into a "blind panic", the court heard, after the creepy crawly dropped into her lap in her red Mazda MX-5.
Arachnophobic Amy Walpole, 38, was sent into a "blind panic" after the creepy crawly dropped into her lap in her red Mazda MX-5, a court heard.
Meanwhile my brother, who's even more arachnophobic than I am, states that his real fear is being "cured", and will find himself one day tickling a tarantula.
NEARLY 80% of young people in the UK are arachnophobic, yet there are no dangerous spiders in the country, a survey found today.
Twenty-six theaters, including several from ``over the hill,'' will offer free performances of everything from cabaret, children's theater and comic improv to a one-man show about Vince Lombardi, scenes from ``Hamlet'' and ``Yo Soy Un Hombre Sincero,'' billed as ``an electric foray into the world of an arachnophobic.
AN arachnophobic tourist thought he had "had it" after being bitten by a deadly spider in bed.
Although a person who is arachnophobic may consciously recognise that their reaction is irrational, that they are much bigger and stronger than the spider and it is not going to harm them, they will still be unable to stop themselves experiencing varying degrees of anxiety and panic at the sight of one.
Arachnophobic Mr Shotton put his nerve to the test in the sponsored 'spidering' at Ysgol Santes Tudful, Merthyr Tydfil.
Ready to protect her children, in the face of any ghostly arachnophobic attack.