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Origin of panic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM panic

pan·ick·y, adjectiveun·pan·ick·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for panicked (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 panicked (2 of 2)

Panic
/ (ˈpænɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the god Pan
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Medical definitions for panicked

panic
[ pănĭk ]

n.

A sudden overpowering feeling of terror.

Other words from panic

panic v.
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Idioms and Phrases with panicked

panic

see push the panic button.

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