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acrophobia

ac·ro·pho·bi·a

acrophobia

pronunciation:
ae kr fo bi
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part of speech: noun
definition: an overwhelming fear of high places.
She couldn't get near the edge to see the view because of her acrophobia.
derivation: acrophobic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word acrophobia contains the following parts:
acro Greek root that means high, extremity, tip
phobia, -phobe, -phobic Greek root that means fear, dread