Foaming at the mouth? Terrified of drinking water? You're displaying all the signs of hydrophobia, a common symptom of rabies. Unfortunately by this point you're probably beyond curing. Or reading online definitions.

Take hydro (meaning "water") and phobia (meaning "fear") and you have hydrophobia — a fear of water. This could be a purely psychological issue that started in the lake at summer camp, or it could be physically motivated by disease — such as rabies.

Definitions of hydrophobia

n a morbid fear of water

Type of:
simple phobia
any phobia (other than agoraphobia) associated with relatively simple well-defined stimuli

n 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

lyssa, madness, rabies
Type of:
zoonosis, zoonotic disease
an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans

n a symptom of rabies in humans consisting of an aversion to swallowing liquids

Type of:
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

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