One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Extreme fear of vomiting.‘she first remembers experiencing emetophobia at boarding school at the age of six’
- ‘So we were shocked when my daughter developed emetophobia in first grade, the same age I was.’
- ‘Despite suffering with emetophobia for nearly 75 years, last year she finally tackled her fear with the support of a therapist.’
- ‘Emetophobia varies enormously in how it effects sufferers.’
- ‘Learning to relinquish control is key in overcoming emetophobia, according to Dr Veale.’
- ‘The phobia - known as emetophobia - is so severe that she rarely leaves the house and is unable to work.’
- ‘I have emetophobia, an intense fear of vomiting, which has ruled my thoughts and my life for the best part of a decade.’
- ‘Doctors readily diagnose the OCD, but often fail to identify the underlying problem of the emetophobia.’
- ‘She had such extreme emetophobia that she deprived herself of the opportunity of motherhood, a choice she now regrets.’
- ‘Obviously, I have issues with food related to the emetophobia.’
- ‘Emetophobia routinely leads to a fear of germs and a compulsion to clean and wash.’
1970s: from Greek emetikos ‘vomiting’, from emein ‘to vomit’ + -phobia.
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