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[pan-ik-strik-uh n] /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrɪk ən/
overcome with, characterized by, or resulting from fear, panic, or the like:
panic-stricken parents looking for their child; a panic-stricken phone call.
Also, panic-struck
[pan-ik-struhk] /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrʌk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of panic-stricken
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Indian workmen became so panic-stricken that they could not shoot, though the lion was often just in front of them.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • He threw himself backward, then stood for a moment, panic-stricken.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • To-day policy-holders are panic-stricken, and the big companies are falling behind millions a week.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • Doppet was panic-stricken by the fire and ordered a retreat.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte William Milligan Sloane
  • The Baby, panic-stricken, felt but one desire, that she might never know who had played the spy.

    A Dozen Ways Of Love Lily Dougall
  • And now that the peril had passed, it was Joe who was panic-stricken.

  • Susie was panic-stricken and the only thing she could think of was Grandma Wentworth's face.

    Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
  • Have not heard of any loss of life, but whole country is panic-stricken.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
British Dictionary definitions for panic-stricken


affected by panic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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