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[pan-ik-strik-uh n] /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrɪk ən/
overcome with, characterized by, or resulting from fear, panic, or the like:
panic-stricken parents looking for their child; a panic-stricken phone call.
Also, panic-struck
[pan-ik-struhk] /ˈpæn ɪkˌstrʌk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of panic-stricken
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Indian workmen became so panic-stricken that they could not shoot, though the lion was often just in front of them.

    From Pole to Pole Sven Anders Hedin
  • I was panic-stricken at his words, and could not look at him without trembling.

    The Republic Plato
  • To-day policy-holders are panic-stricken, and the big companies are falling behind millions a week.

    Frenzied Finance Thomas W. Lawson
  • The popular party were panic-stricken, and stirred neither hand nor foot.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • The Baby, panic-stricken, felt but one desire, that she might never know who had played the spy.

    A Dozen Ways Of Love Lily Dougall
  • The panic-stricken face, that met his, paralyzed him for the moment; then he laughed.

    Janet of the Dunes Harriet T. Comstock
  • Susie was panic-stricken and the only thing she could think of was Grandma Wentworth's face.

    Green Valley Katharine Reynolds
  • She whispered this thought to Helen, and her friend was panic-stricken again.

British Dictionary definitions for panic-stricken


affected by panic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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