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anxietynoun

uk   /æŋˈzaɪ.ə.ti/  us   /-t̬i/

anxiety noun (WORRY)

B2 [U] an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry about something that is happening or might happen in the future: Children normally feel a lot of anxiety about their first day at school. That explains his anxiety over his health. Her son is a source of considerable anxiety. [C] something that causes a feeling of fear and worry: job anxieties
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anxiety noun (EAGERNESS)

[U + to infinitive] eagerness to do something: Peter's leaving at the end of this week - hence his anxiety to get his work finished.
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anxiety noun (MEDICAL CONDITION)

[U] a medical condition in which you always feel frightened and worried: He has helped patients suffering from anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. an anxiety disorder/attack
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