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hippophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An excessive fear of horses: Mrs. Smith had a very bad experience when she was thrown from her pony as a child, and ever since then she suffered from hippophobia, and even avoided donkeys and mules!
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hippophobia (hip" oh FOH bee uh) (s) (noun), hippophobias (pl)
1. Hippophobia is a psychological fear of horses not of hippopotamuses.
2. Sufferers of hippophobia usually experience an anxiety when they see horses approaching them.
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