claustrophobia

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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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Le premier aspect de l'avidite de Rimbaud se trouve dans son appetit intellectuel: "depayse, malade, furieux, bete, renverse" (30) a Charleville, il s'echappe de ce petit monde claustrophobe en devorant la bibliotheque de Georges Izambard, son ancien professeur--"J'ai lu tous vos livres, tous; il y a trois jours, je suis descendu aux Epreuves, puis aux Glaneuses,--oui, j'ai relu ce volume!--puis ce fut tout!
For a city that is completely flat, were there not so many open spaces it could trouble even the mildest of claustrophobes.
CLAUSTROPHOBES BEWARE--EVERY October or November, millions of Cambodians jam into their capital city, Phnom Penh, for a riotous three-day water festival, clogging the riverside boulevard that runs in front of the royal palace.
Claustrophobes might prefer the Franklin Boulevard location.