Translation of hydrophobia in Spanish:

hydrophobia

hidrofobia, n.

Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈfəʊbɪə//ˌhaɪdrəˈfoʊbiə/

noun

  • 1

    (fear of water)
    hidrofobia feminine
    • It is specific for asthma and oppressed breathing, hiccup, whooping cough, spasmodic croup, tetanus, hydrophobia, hysteria paroxysms and hysterical convulsions.
    • A variety of other clinical findings ensue, which may include anxiety, restlessness, hyperexcitability, hallucinations, dysphagia, and hydrophobia.
    • Merely staring at the sea was enough to make her feel sick, her hydrophobia flaring.
    • Salivation and thirst are great but the victim cannot swallow water because of throat muscle spasm hence the misnomer hydrophobia.
    • There's a stage of rabies where people develop hydrophobia, a bizarre and irrational fear of water.
  • 2archaic

    (rabies)
    hidrofobia feminine
    rabia feminine
    • Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy.
    • To protect a healthy person forever from smallpox, hydrophobia, diptheria and so on, the doctor gives him those very diseases.
    • Also well known is hydrophobia, literally ‘fear of water ‘, as a name for rabies, which sometimes appears to cause such a sensation in sufferers because it makes the throat swell and so it becomes difficult for the victim to swallow.’
    • Rabies is also known as hydrophobia (fear of water).
    • Ain't that some incurable disease like hydrophobia?