mass hysteria

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  • noun A condition in which a large group of people exhibit similar physical or emotional symptoms, such as anxiety or extreme excitement.

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  • noun psychology The sociopsychological phenomenon in which a large group of people exhibit the same or similar hysterical symptoms simultaneously.

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  • noun a condition in which a large group of people exhibit the same state of violent mental agitation

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