pan·​ic-strick·​en ˈpa-nik-ˌstri-kən How to pronounce panic-stricken (audio)
: overcome with panic

Examples of panic-stricken in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These are not the first crew members to be panic-stricken by a stray rat today. Dalton Ross,, 12 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of panic-stricken was in 1766

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“Panic-stricken.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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: overcome with panic

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