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Fear of droughts. Ariditaphobia

Fear of wildfires (branch of pyrophobia). Agripyrophobia

Fear of Ice storms. Chionokataiphobia

Fear of blizzards (branch of chionophobia & tempestaphobia). Chionothyellaphobia

Fear of tropical cyclones (satellite of lilapsophobia). Cyclonophobia

Fear of drechos. Derechophobia

Fear of avalanches (branch of chionophobia). Nivisphobia

Fear of tornadoes (branch of lilapsophobia). Turbophobia

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Psychology term of the day

May 15th 2021

Automysophobia

Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by William A. Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) exhibited in repeatedly washing one's hands.