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thanatophobia (s) (noun)
, thanatophobias (pl)
An unwarranted and morbid dread of death or of dying: People afflicted with thanatophobia
are afraid to use the normal expressions of "death", "dying", or "died", so they use such euphemisms as "passing on", "passing away", or even "going to one's reward".
There are also those who have a dread regarding the act of deceasing because it is the ultimate unknown factor or because a loved one will be missed very much.
It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
We all labor against our own cure,
even though death is the cure of all diseases.
This entry is located in the following units:
phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias, -phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous
thanato-, thanat-, thanas-, -thanasia, -thanasic, -thanatous +