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English definition of “panic”

panic

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈpænɪk/
a sudden strong feeling of fear that prevents reasonable thought and action: panic about/over sth There is no cause for panic about oil prices.a state/wave of panic The government was in a state of panic.cause/trigger panic The drop in prices could cause panic among investors. There is no sense of panic yet or any feeling that this is the start of a long-term decline in the pound.
(Definition of panic noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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