|1.||a sudden overwhelming feeling of terror or anxiety, esp one affecting a whole group of people|
|2.||(modifier) of or resulting from such terror: panic measures|
|—vb , -ics, -icking, -icked|
|3.||to feel or cause to feel panic|
|[C17: from French panique, from New Latin pānicus, from Greek panikos emanating from |
panic pan·ic (pān'ĭk)
A sudden overpowering feeling of terror.