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

First Known Use of anxiety state

1904

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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. MarksFears, 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. GranacherTraumatic Brain Injury …2003

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