Cryophobia

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noun - Cryophobia (from the Greek "kryos" (cold, frigid) and "phobos" or fear) is an abnormal and persistent fear of cold, including cold weather and cold objects. Sufferers from cryophobia experience anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational. To avoid cold, they may live in a warm climate, dress more warmly than necessary, stay indoors on cold days, and avoid cold foods and ice cubes.

In order to swim across the English Channel, he first has to get over his cryophobia.

Synonyms: Frigophobia, Cheimatophobia

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