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Of which one has an abnormal fear of dying; A persistent fear of dying or the process of dying.
"Man, you have necrophobia if you cant stay home alone."
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Necrophobia is the irrational fear of corpses, not just those of people but animals as well. Also included in this fear are the people, objects and ceremonies associated with death such as undertakers, morticians, coffins, tombstones, cemeteries and funerals. In a another way necrophobia could also be used to mean a fear of the dead by a cultural group, that their spirits will return to haunt the living, causing them harm in some way.
In some cultures necrophobia would be totally alien as the dead are welcome among the living.
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the fear of death or dead things.
I have necrophobia, and the day I die will be the worst day of my life.

Fearing dead birds or dead bodies
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The fear of the dead, dead organisms, and things associated with death. Not to be confused with thanatophobia, which is the fear of dying. Necrophobia is commonly thought to encapsulate that as well, but does not.
I have necrophobia, so I refused to go to the funeral; I did not want to see the body.
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