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panic attack

noun [C] uk   us  
a sudden period of severe anxiety in which your heart beats fast, you have trouble breathing and you feel as if something very bad is going to happen
Translations of “panic attack”
in Chinese (Traditional) (一陣突如其來的)驚慌失措,惶恐…
in Chinese (Simplified) (一阵突如其来的)惊慌失措,惶恐…
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