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seizure

Definition of seizure

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːʒə(r)

Etymology

Noun

seizure (plural seizures)

  1. The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.

    The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.

  2. A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).

    He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.

  3. A sudden onset of pain or emotion.

    He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.

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