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hysteria

noun [U]     /hɪˈstɪə.ri.ə/ US  /-ˈstɪr.i-/
extreme fear, excitement, anger, etc. which cannot be controlled: One woman, close to hysteria, grabbed my arm. Tabloid hysteria about the murders has increased public fears. mass hysteriaBecoming too excited and easily upsetMental and psychiatric disorders
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