What does the word hydrophobia mean?

Usage examples for hydrophobia

  1. Smallpox, yellow fever, and hydrophobia- the disease that results from the bite of a mad dog- are also probably due to animal germs. – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  2. He was ready to affirm solemnly that his nephew was no Christian, though he was touched in the head, and, from an affection parallel to hydrophobia, to which the disciples of Galen ought to turn their attention, was sent into convulsions on the sight of an altar. – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  3. Mad as hornets with the hydrophobia, the two old tops went to see him, and says they: " Confound your picture, didn't you promise to be neutral?" – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell
  4. One of the many strange and curious things they told me of on the West Coast was that old idea that hydrophobia is introduced into Europe by means of these logs. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley

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