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noun [uncountable] hysteria pronunciation in British English /hɪˈstɪəriə/
  1. a state of uncontrolled excitement or extreme fear
    There was a note of hysteria in her voice.
    1. a.
      a situation in which a lot of people react to something in an uncontrolled or unreasonable way
      He accused the government of whipping up public hysteria.
      mass hysteria: The episode was a classic case of mass hysteria.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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