[ur-guh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌɜr gəˈfoʊ bi ə/
an abnormal fear of work; an aversion to work.
a fear of work
“fear of work,” 1905, coinage by British medical man Dr. William Dunnett Spanton, from Greek ergos “work” (see urge (v.)) + -phobia “fear.”
Mr. W.D. Spanton (Leeds) considered that the most prominent causes of physical degeneration were–efforts to rear premature and diseased infants, absurd educational high pressure, cigarette smoking in the younger generation, and late hours at night; in fact, the love of pleasure and ergophobia in all classes of society. He considered that there was too much cheap philanthropy, that life was made too easy for the young poor, and that by modern educational methods proper parental discipline was rendered almost impossible. [report on the 73rd annual meeting of the British Medical Association, “Nature,” Aug. 3, 1905]
operating system, tool An ergonomic X Window System Unix shell for software engineers by Regine Freitag firstname.lastname@example.org. ERGO-Shell is now obsolete. Version: 2.1. (ftp://ftp.gmd.de/gmd/ergo/). E-mail: Dr. Wolfgang Dzida, GMD or the author. (2000-12-19)
[ur-gos-tuh-rohl, -rawl] /ɜrˈgɒs təˌroʊl, -rɔl/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble , C 28 H 43 OH, that occurs in ergot and yeast and that, when irradiated with ultraviolet light, is converted to vitamin D. /ɜːˈɡɒstəˌrɒl/ noun 1. a plant sterol that is converted into vitamin D by the action of ultraviolet radiation. Formula: […]
[ur-guh-tin] /ˈɜr gə tɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. any of various extracts of used in medicine.
[ur-guh-treyt] /ˈɜr gəˌtreɪt/ Pharmacology, Trademark. 1. a brand of .