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seizure

sei·zure

seizure

pronunciation:
si zhr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden and violent disruption of usual brain activity, such as that which occurs in epilepsy, which affects the nervous system temporarily and renders the body out of control.
She had a seizure and injured herself as she fell to the floor.
 
similar words:
fit
definition 2: a taking, esp. of property, by legal force.
similar words:
levy, raid, take
definition 3: any act of seizing.
similar words:
capture, catch, clutch, grab, take
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