anxiety state

noun

Definition of anxiety state

  1. 1 :  anxiety disorder

  2. 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

1904

First Known Use of anxiety state

1904


Medical Dictionary

anxiety state

noun

Medical Definition of anxiety state

  1. 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. 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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anxiety state? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a mode of satirical wit

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ