Definition of panic attack in English:

panic attack

noun

  • A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.

    • ‘I knew a panic attack was coming on, but I had to hold on, get to the studio and get through the audition.’
    • ‘My first panic attack came out of nowhere and hit me at work one day.’
    • ‘The 17-year-old ended up on her knees, crying and suffering a panic attack.’
    • ‘Basically, they avoid any situation they fear would make them feel helpless if a panic attack occurs.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After experiencing a panic attack, a person becomes more vulnerable to additional attacks.’
    • ‘Jessica blamed herself for his sudden panic attack because it was around the time that she was born that he became a fitness freak.’
    • ‘The study just wouldn't go in and one day I suffered a panic attack.’
    • ‘If I pinch my hand, I have pain without suffering, whereas someone having a panic attack suffers without pain.’
    • ‘He says that his sense of humour disappeared, that he became short tempered and that he suffered the occasional panic attack.’
    • ‘Paralysed after a severe panic attack, he thought he was dying.’
    • ‘I've still got this problem, any time I hear that I just feel like some part of me goes funny, like a panic attack.’
    • ‘She says she suffered an acute panic attack, sending her to the emergency room.’
    • ‘He suffered a panic attack at his office, and decided to come and talk to me to blow off some steam, as he put it.’
    frenzy, wildness, feverishness, irrationality
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Pronunciation

panic attack

/ˈpanik əˌtak/