Definitions for paroxysmˈpær əkˌsɪz əm
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paroxysm, fit, convulsion(noun)
a sudden uncontrollable attack
"a paroxysm of giggling"; "a fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter"
A random or sudden outburst (of activity).
An explosive event during a volcanic eruption.
A sudden recurrence of a disease.
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
Origin: [F. paroxysme, Gr. , fr. to sharpen, irritate; para` beside, beyond + to sharpen, from sharp.]
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