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hysteria

noun

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a state of wildly excited activity or emotion
  • the hysteria of the mother when she realized that she had lost her four-year-old son in the crowd

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The first known use of hysteria was in 1772

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“Hysteria.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hysteria. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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