thunderstorms

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thunderstorms

a storm characterized by thunder and lightning caused by strong rising air currents; identified as agents of animal disease because of their involvement causing (1) spasmodic colic; (2) lightning strike; (3) injuries of cattle acquired in stampedes initiated by storms.

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Natural environment phobias include weather-related conditions such as fear of thunderstorms (astrophobia), clouds (nephophobia), hurricanes (lilapsophobia), snow (chionophobia), cold (cryophobia), wind (ancraophobia), and rain (ombrophobia), among others.
The 33-year-old also had more inspiration for her books when her daughter Danielle, aged seven, developed a fear of thunderstorms and heavy rain.
Becky's Ditchfield's fear of thunderstorms lessened as she learned more about the science behind them.
We made it across as the rain intensified a pinch, and for a moment or two we discussed packing it in for fear of thunderstorms.
What has happened now is that your original fear of thunderstorms has become generalised to any bad weather.
She never did seem to get over her fear of thunderstorms, even in her later years.
Q MY five-year-old son has a fear of thunderstorms and lightning.