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Hydrophobia definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HYDROPHO'BIA
HYDROPHO'BIC, a. Pertaining to a dread of water, or canine madness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids
2: a morbid fear of water
3: an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain [syn: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek, from hydr- + -phobia -phobia Date: 1547 1. rabies 2. a morbid dread of water

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a morbid aversion to water, esp. as a symptom of rabies in man. 2 rabies, esp. in man. Etymology: LL f. Gk hudrophobia (as HYDRO-, -PHOBIA)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hydrophobia Hy`dro*pho"bi*a, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; "y`dwr water + ? fear: cf. F. hydrophobie.] (Med.) (a) An abnormal dread of water, said to be a symptom of canine madness; hence: (b) The disease caused by a bite form, or inoculation with the saliva of, a rabid creature, of which the chief symptoms are, a sense of dryness and construction in the throat, causing difficulty in deglutition, and a marked heightening of reflex excitability, producing convulsions whenever the patient attempts to swallow, or is disturbed in any way, as by the sight or sound of water; rabies; canine madness. [Written also hydrophoby.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. (Med.) Canine madness, rabies.

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