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Origin of panic

1
First recorded in 1595–1605; earlier panique, from French, from Greek Panikós “of Pan”; see Pan, -ic

synonym study for panic

1. See terror.

OTHER WORDS FROM panic

pan·ick·y, adjectiveun·pan·ick·y, adjective

Definition for panic (2 of 2)

panic2
[ pan-ik ]
/ ˈpæn ɪk /

noun

Also called panic grass . any grass of the genus Panicum, many species of which bear edible grain.
the grain.

Origin of panic

2
1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin pānicum a kind of millet
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Example sentences from the Web for panic

British Dictionary definitions for panic (1 of 2)

panic
/ (ˈpænɪk) /

noun

a sudden overwhelming feeling of terror or anxiety, esp one affecting a whole group of people
(modifier) of or resulting from such terrorpanic measures

verb -ics, -icking or -icked

to feel or cause to feel panic

Derived forms of panic

panicky, adjective

Word Origin for panic

C17: from French panique, from New Latin pānicus, from Greek panikos emanating from Pan, considered as the source of irrational fear

British Dictionary definitions for panic (2 of 2)

Panic
/ (ˈpænɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the god Pan
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Medical definitions for panic

panic
[ pănĭk ]

n.

A sudden overpowering feeling of terror.

Other words from panic

panic v.
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Idioms and Phrases with panic

panic

see push the panic button.

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