panic-stricken

[pan-ik-strik-uhn]
adjective
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] .


Origin:
1795–1805

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panic-stricken or panic-struck
 
adj
affected by panic
 
panic-struck or panic-struck
 
adj

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Example sentences
Several solutions were attempted by local authorities desperate to lure back
  panic-stricken holidaymakers.
Houses are floating about, and the people who are free are panic-stricken and
  are fleeing to the mountains.
When she goes into labor, he becomes so panic-stricken he has an accident that
  renders him unconscious.
The feeble garrison, the panic-stricken inhabitants, hailed him as a deliverer.
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