a bar that spans an emergency exit door on its interior and opens the latch when pressure is applied.
noun 1. an alarm button for use in an emergency, as to summon help. Idioms 2. push / hit / press the panic button, Informal. to give way to panic in a distressing situation. noun 1. a button or switch that operates any of various safety devices, for use in an emergency 2. (informal) hit […]
noun, Psychiatry. 1. a disorder in which inappropriate, intense apprehension and physical symptoms of fear occur so frequently as to produce significant impairment. noun 1. (psychiatry) a condition in which a person experiences recurrent panic attacks panic disorder n. A neurosis characterized by the occurrence of intense attacks of anxiety in specific circumstances and situations […]
[pan-ik] /ˈpæn ɪk/ noun 1. Also called panic grass. any grass of the genus Panicum, many species of which bear edible grain. 2. the grain. /ˈpænɪk/ noun 1. a sudden overwhelming feeling of terror or anxiety, esp one affecting a whole group of people 2. (modifier) of or resulting from such terror: panic measures verb […]
[pan-ik] /ˈpæn ɪk/ noun 1. a sudden overwhelming fear, with or without cause, that produces hysterical or irrational behavior, and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons or animals. 2. an instance, outbreak, or period of such fear. 3. Finance. a sudden widespread fear concerning financial affairs leading to credit contraction and widespread […]