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claustrophobia

an abnormal fear of being closed in or of being in a confined space

claustrophobia

[‚klȯs·trə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of confined spaces.
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It's stuffy and claustrophobic and I see no point in having windows if they can't be opened.
Claustrophobics and vertigo sufferers should avoid Aston University, football fans might transfer to Wolverhampton, and student ravers would want to be sent to Coventry.
With nearly one half million patients scanned, the patient-friendly FONAR UPRIGHT(TM) Multi-Position(TM) MRI has a near zero claustrophobic rejection rate by patients.
Coming out of airports and girls crowding around their cars, he's started to get really claustrophobic.
It is open to the city on every side and is approached gently through its low and patchy fringes (perhaps symbolic of the beginnings of Nazism--or perhaps not), and intensity builds up slowly as you approach the still centre, where the Field is at its deepest and tallest, darkest and most claustrophobic (symbolic, though maybe not, of the regime's power?
Instead, it's a claustrophobic study in backbiting and selfishness.
And he knows his limitations: Are Lee's sets purposely claustrophobic, to make the dancing seem about to burst its seems?
Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike features three new maps, including the infamous WWII battle scene at the Bridge at Remagen, an Alpine Titan docking harbour in Port Bavaria and a claustrophobic showdown in the Liberation of Leipzig.
Usually dark, damp and stained, with imagined muggers lurking in the shadows, they are claustrophobic places to escape from as fast as possible.
Claustrophobic and windowless, it made one feel as though lost inside a real government bureaucracy, which metes out death by drab repetition and administrative protocol.
Hettie MacDonald's adorable 1996 film Beautiful Thing introduced Americans to British playwright Jonathan Harvey's long-running hit about two teenage boys coming of age and coming out in the claustrophobic environment of a London housing project.
With nearly one half million patients scanned, the patient-friendly FONAR Upright[TM] Multi-Position[TM] MRI has a near zero claustrophobic rejection rate by patients.