1. Suffix.  Used to form nouns meaning fear of a specific thing.
  2. Suffix.  Used to form nouns meaning hate, born out of fear, directed towards a particular type of person.
  3. Suffix.  Controversially used to form nouns meaning political or religious organizations or viewpoints concerned with limiting or restraining a specific thing or idea.

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