v.To dodge an oncoming panic by means of a logical, emotional, or chemical crutch.
also n. A state of inappropriate calm in the face of a catastrophe or other situation that merits a more chaotic response.
When everyone lost their money and realized it was a pyramid scheme, John’s complete and utter unpanic threatened to give him away; so he punched himself in the kidneys to achieve a more appropriate effect.
also adj., Unpanicatory. Having the qualities of an unpanic device.
In a tough place, a hug, a kind word, an axiom, or an opiate can all be unpanicatory.