Panic

Definition of Panic

Pan´ic
n.1.(Bot.) A plant of the genus Panicum; panic grass; also, the edible grain of some species of panic grass.
Panic grass
(Bot.) any grass of the genus Panicum.
a.1.Extreme or sudden and causeless; unreasonable; - said of fear or fright; as, panic fear, terror, alarm.
n.1.A sudden, overpowering fright; esp., a sudden and groundless fright; terror inspired by a trifling cause or a misapprehension of danger; as, the troops were seized with a panic; they fled in a panic.
2.By extension: A sudden widespread fright or apprehension concerning financial affairs.

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