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Synonyms for hydrophobia

a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids

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a morbid fear of water

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an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal)

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Darwin's allusion to hydrophobia first (as though this were the disease foremost on his mind) would have led his Victorian reader to associate his remarks with a particular "lower" animal, the dog.
And yet, despite all the horrors of hydrophobia, the attacks often subside, for a time allowing sufferers periods of poignant lucidity.
The press reported and Home Secretary Robert Peel acknowledged that growing terror among the public that thousands of stray dogs, abandoned by the poor on the streets of London, were randomly attacking and biting individuals throughout the city, spreading the madness of hydrophobia through their saliva.
he researcher highlight the fact that caterpillars, water striders, and the lotus achieve super hydrophobia through a two-level structure - a hydrophobic waxy surface made super hydrophobic by the addition of microscopic hair-like structures that may be covered by even smaller hairs, greatly increasing the surface area of the organism and making it impossible for water droplets to stick.
Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
On February 8, he was admitted to Al Baraha Hospital after developing symptoms of rabies, including hydrophobia.
Hydrophobia (rabies), first described in Hellenistic times, was clearly defined by Caelius Aurelianus.
Rabies or hydrophobia is one of the dangerous infectious diseases which may result in death if no timely treatment is provided.
I've had several unhappy experiences that have reinforced my innate hydrophobia.
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By portraying themselves as improbable heroes--sailors afflicted with hydrophobia, at least as likely to fail as to succeed--they poignantly bring to our attention the difficulties and risks of such an undertaking.
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The prime suspect is a father whose little girl died weeks earlier of hydrophobia.
Looking through a family photo album, a "picturebook of the afflicted" Suttree wonders "what deity in the realms of dementia, what rabid god decocted out of the smoking lobes of hydrophobia could have devised a keeping place for souls so poor as is this flesh" (130)?
Milton Cowan (Ithaca: Spoken Language Services, 1974), 836, gives many meanings: "be seized by hydrophobia, become mad, crazy, to covet greedily.