Definition of panic attack in English:

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panic attack

noun

A sudden overwhelming feeling of acute and disabling anxiety: she has suffered from panic attacks since her early twenties the threat of higher taxes gave the stock market a severe panic attack
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  • 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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