What does the word panic mean?

Usage examples for panic

  1. In her panic she forgot her usual caution. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  2. Only the reassuring voices of the officers averted a panic. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  3. Old Kankad, who made me out of himself, told me about how our people fled in panic from the weapons of the Terrans, when your people and mine were still enemies. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr