paroxysm

Definitions:

  • A sudden outburst of emotion or action.
  • None
  • A sudden attack, recurrence, or intensification of a disease.
  • A spasm or fit; a convulsion.
  • In <em>medicine</em>, a fit of any disease; periodical exacerbation of a disease.
  • Hence Any sudden and violent action; spasmodic affection or action; convulsion; fit.
  • Figuratively, a quarrel.
  • The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions.
  • Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.
  • A <xref>random</xref> or <xref>sudden</xref> <xref>outburst</xref> (of activity).
  • An <xref>explosive</xref> event during a <xref>volcanic</xref> eruption.
  • A sudden recurrence of a <xref>disease</xref>.
  • a sudden uncontrollable attack
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