Definition of seizure
seizure (plural seizures)
- The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
- A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
- A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.
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