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1. A sudden, overpowering feeling of fear, often affecting many people at once. See Synonyms at fear.
2. A state of extreme anxiety, such as that involved in a panic attack.
a. A state of frantic activity, usually accompanied by extreme concern or anxiety: The office was in a panic as the deadline approached.
b. A sudden widespread alarm concerning finances, often resulting in a rush to sell property to raise cash.
4. Slang A person or thing that is considered extremely funny.
1. Of, relating to, or resulting from sudden, overwhelming terror: panic flight.
2. Of or resulting from a financial panic: panic selling of securities.
3. often Panic Mythology Of or relating to Pan.
tr. & intr.v. pan·icked, pan·ick·ing, pan·ics
To affect or be affected with panic. See Synonyms at frighten.

[From French panique, terrified, from Greek Pānikos, of Pan (a source of terror, as in flocks or herds), groundless (used of fear), from Pān, Pan; see Pan.]

pan′ick·y adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.panicked - thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted"
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"


a. pp. de to panic, sobrecogido-a de pánico;
pop. muerto-a de miedo.
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