mysophobia


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mysophobia

[‚mī·sə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of contamination or of dirt.
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The eccentric US millionaire, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in bio-flic The Aviator, right, had agoraphobia as well as mysophobia, the fear of germs.
In Mysophobia, 1992, the irrational fear of dirt or contamination is made more emphatic by the layering of the glossary definitions over a simulated black grease stain.