Definitions for seizureˈsi ʒər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an act or instance of seizing.
the state of being seized.
a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force.
a sudden attack, as of epilepsy.
Origin of seizure:
seizure, ictus, raptus(noun)
a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
"he suffered an epileptic seizure"
capture, gaining control, seizure(noun)
the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
the act of taking of a person by force
the taking possession of something by legal process
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the act or time when officials take sth from sb
the seizure of stolen goods by police
a sudden shaking of the body caused by illness; = fit
a seizure caused by a brain tumor
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.
the act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession; as, the seizure of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership
that which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed
An epileptic seizure is a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain". The outward effect can be as dramatic as a wild thrashing movement or as mild as a brief loss of awareness. It can manifest as an alteration in mental state, tonic or clonic movements, convulsions, and various other psychic symptoms. Sometimes it is not accompanied by convulsions but a full body "slump", where the person simply will lose body control and slump to the ground. The medical syndrome of recurrent, unprovoked seizures is termed epilepsy, but seizures can occur in people who do not have epilepsy. For more information, see non-epileptic seizure. Epilepsy affects more than 50 million people worldwide, nearly 80% of whom live in developing countries. About 4% of all people will have an unprovoked seizure by the age of 80 and the chance of experiencing a second seizure is between 30% and 50%. Treatment may reduce the chance of a second one by as much as half. Most single episode seizures are managed by primary care physicians, whereas investigation and management of ongoing epilepsy is usually done by neurologists. Difficult-to-manage epilepsy may require consultation with an epileptologist, a neurologist with an interest in epilepsy.
Translations for seizure
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the act of seizing
seizure of property.
- إستيلاء، حَجْز، قَبْض عَلىArabic
- apreensãoPortuguese (BR)
- die BeschlagnahmeGerman
- konfiskering; beslaglæggelseDanish
- αρπαγή, κατάσχεσηGreek
- incautación, embargoSpanish
- कब्जा, जब्तीHindi
- uzimanje u posjed, zapljenaCroatian
- konfiskācija; sagrābšana; (pilsētas) ieņemšanaLatvian
- pågripelse, beslagleggelseNorwegian
- konfiskata, zajęciePolish
- نيونه، ناڅاپي بريد، راتلنه (لكه دناروغۍPashto
- acaparare, confiscareRomanian
- захват; конфискацияRussian
- el koyma, hacizTurkish
- 捉住，奪取Chinese (Trad.)
- захват, захопленняUkrainian
- ضبط کرنے کا عملUrdu
- sự chiếm đoạtVietnamese
- 查获，夺取Chinese (Simp.)
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