anxiety attack

anxiety attack
noun
a sudden acute episode of intense anxiety and feelings of panic
Hypernyms: ↑attack

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noun
: an acute psychobiologic reaction manifested by anxiety or panic and by the physiologic changes characteristically accompanying fear

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anxiety attack,
1. = panic attack. (Cf.panic attack)
2. intense concern: »

The pennant-race parts are in place now and anxiety attacks are breaking out in Boston (Toronto Star).


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