Definition of panic attack in English:

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panic attack

Pronunciation: /ˈpanik əˌtak/


A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.
Example sentences
  • More than a feeling of anxiety, a panic attack produces distinctive physical symptoms.
  • Sometimes anxiety explodes in a panic attack, marked by a general feeling of terror.
  • She says she suffered an acute panic attack, sending her to the emergency room.

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Syllabification: pan·ic at·tack

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