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PAN'IC, noun A sudden fright; particularly, a sudden fright without real cause, or terror inspired by a trifling cause or misapprehension of danger; as, the troops were seized with a panic; they fled in a panic

PAN'IC, adjective Extreme or sudden; applied to fright; as panic fear.

PAN'IC, noun [Latin panicum.] A plant and its grain, of the genus Panicum. The grain or seed is like millet, and it is cultivated in some parts of Europe for bread.