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anxiety

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noun anx·i·ety \aŋ-ˈzī-ət-ē\

Medical Definition of anxiety

plural anx·i·eties

  1. 1a:  a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated illb:  a cause of anxiety

  2. 2:  an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it





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