hysteria Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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hysterianoun [U]

uk   /hɪˈstɪə.ri.ə/  us   /-ˈstɪr.i-/
extremefear, ​excitement, ​anger, etc. that cannot be ​controlled: One woman, ​close to hysteria, ​grabbed my ​arm. Tabloid hysteria about the ​murders has ​increasedpublicfears. mass hysteria
(Definition of hysteria from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hysterianoun [U]

 us   /hɪˈster·i·ə, hɪˈstɪr-/
excitement or ​emotion that is ​uncontrollable: One woman, ​close to hysteria, ​grabbed my ​arm.
(Definition of hysteria from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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