from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition in which a large group of people exhibit similar physical or emotional symptoms, such as anxiety or extreme excitement. Also called epidemic hysteria.
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- n. The sociopsychological phenomenon in which a large group of people exhibit the same or similar hysterical symptoms simultaneously.
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- n. a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation
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