anxiety state

noun

Definition of anxiety state

2 : an episode of usually intense anxiety : a temporary condition during which a person experiences significant levels of anxiety The anxiety state, like kinetic energy, refers to a palpable reaction or process taking place at a given time.— Robert P. Granacher

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Recent Examples on the Web Have your muscles unclenched from the almost-90-minute anxiety state that was last night's epic episode of Game of Thrones? Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Maisie Williams Thought Game of Thrones Fans Would Be Mad About Arya’s Big Moment," 29 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of anxiety state

1904, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Anxiety state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anxiety%20state. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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anxiety state

noun

Medical Definition of anxiety state

1 : anxiety disorder Similarly, someone who fears panic but goes out freely into public places is not agoraphobic but rather has an anxiety state— Issac M. Marks, Fears, Phobias, and Rituals …, 1987
2 : an episode of usually intense anxiety : a temporary condition during which a person experiences significant levels of anxiety The anxiety state, like kinetic energy, refers to a palpable reaction or process taking place at a given time.— Robert P. Granacher, Traumatic Brain Injury …, 2003

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