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aphenphosmphobia

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  • n. A phobia of being touched.

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  • The fear of being touched also known as aphephobia, aphenphosmphobia, haphephobia, haphophobia, hapnophobia, haptephobia, and haptophobia is a rare specific phobia that involves the fear of touching or of being touched.

    Archive 2007-05-01

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  • Fear of being touched. The word features in Carl Hiaasen's comic novel "Nature Girl".

    April 25, 2007