The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1(fear of water)hidrofobia feminine
- There's a stage of rabies where people develop hydrophobia, a bizarre and irrational fear of water.
- It is specific for asthma and oppressed breathing, hiccup, whooping cough, spasmodic croup, tetanus, hydrophobia, hysteria paroxysms and hysterical convulsions.
- Salivation and thirst are great but the victim cannot swallow water because of throat muscle spasm hence the misnomer hydrophobia.
- A variety of other clinical findings ensue, which may include anxiety, restlessness, hyperexcitability, hallucinations, dysphagia, and hydrophobia.
- Merely staring at the sea was enough to make her feel sick, her hydrophobia flaring.
2archaic(rabies)hidrofobia femininerabia feminine
- Ain't that some incurable disease like hydrophobia?
- Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
- To protect a healthy person forever from smallpox, hydrophobia, diptheria and so on, the doctor gives him those very diseases.
- Rabies is also known as hydrophobia (fear of water).
- Also well known is hydrophobia, literally ‘fear of water ‘, as a name for rabies, which sometimes appears to cause such a sensation in sufferers because it makes the throat swell and so it becomes difficult for the victim to swallow.’
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