Interesting Word # 97 - Haptephobia

Haptephobia is the fear of being touched.

(It comes from the Greek 'haphe' which means 'touch'. With the rise of hugging as a greeting it's becoming more obvious who suffers from this particular phobia. Group hug anyone?)

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