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panic-stricken

[ pan-ik-strik-uhn ]
/ ˈpæn ɪkˌstrɪk ən /
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adjective
overcome with, characterized by, or resulting from fear, panic, or the like: panic-stricken parents looking for their child; a panic-stricken phone call.
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Also pan·ic-struck [pan-ik-struhk]. /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrʌk/.

Origin of panic-stricken

First recorded in 1795–1805
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British Dictionary definitions for panic-stricken

panic-stricken

panic-struck


adjective
affected by panic
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