arachnophobia

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arachnophobia

[ə¦rak·nō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of spiders.
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As an arachnophobic, she was frantic and tried to blow it away.
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.
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.
Arachnophobic Mr Shotton put his nerve to the test in the sponsored 'spidering' at Ysgol Santes Tudful, Merthyr Tydfil.
Arachnophobic Elena, backed by husband Graeme, 38, and daughter Holly, nine, then decided to confront her fear of spiders in order to raise money to help other disabled children.
She says: "I've been arachnophobic since I was about 12.
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.