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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He shrank into a corner, doing breathing exercises to try to keep his claustrophobia at bay.
Brenda said: "I have suered from terrible claustrophobia for years which relates specically to a fear of having my face covered.
Legal secretary Christine Wilson, 48, of Ryton, Gateshead, has suffered from severe claustrophobia all her life so when she was referred by her consultant for an MRI scan regarding lower back pain she has been suffering for a year, she was initially convinced it would be impossible.
James Power, 55, of Carrick-on-Suir is taking an action in relation to a car crash which left him with only minor physical injuries but suffering from a form of claustrophobia.
The film's focus on talk is as admirable as its desire to build claustrophobia before gung-ho action, though it doesn't quite work as intended.
It was claustrophobia and it is being dealt with by a phobia specialist.
The Cardinals got spanked by Milwaukee the following night, allowing the Astros to pull close enough to cause claustrophobia, and perhaps a little paranoia, in the Gateway City.
Sometimes one of them would develop claustrophobia and thus need special help.
The details of the care of the animals, the cold and damp conditions, the claustrophobia, are described with McCaughrean's great skill.
A Washington-bound United Airlines flight from London made an emergency landing in Boston on Wednesday after a woman suffering from claustrophobia became unruly, but there was no apparent terrorist threat, police and security officials said.
The sheer textural variety of these surfaces, not to mention the intuitive rightness of the juxtapositions and modulations with which they are woven, must have been a delight to execute, however successfully they convey a sort of artistic claustrophobia.
Scuba diving is an adventure sport with inherent risks to consider, particularly for those with heart and lung conditions, anxiety, or claustrophobia, says Hunter.