Nearby words

  1. panhellenic,
  2. panhellenism,
  3. panhoss,
  4. panhuman,
  5. panhypopituitarism,
  6. panic attack,
  7. panic bar,
  8. panic bolt,
  9. panic button,
  10. panic buying

Origin of panic

1
1595–1605; earlier panique < French < Greek Panikós of Pan; see -ic

Related formspan·ick·y, adjectiveun·pan·ick·y, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for panicked

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 Formspanicky, 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

Panic

/ (ˈpænɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the god Pan
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Word Origin and History for panicked
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Medicine definitions for panicked

panic

[ pănĭk ]

n.

A sudden overpowering feeling of terror.
Related formspanic v.


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Idioms and Phrases with panicked

panic

see push the panic button.

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