Definitions for seizureˈsi ʒər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sei•zureˈsi ʒər(n.)

  1. an act or instance of seizing.

  2. the state of being seized.

  3. a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force.

    Category: Law

  4. a sudden attack, as of epilepsy.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of seizure:

1475–85

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seizure, ictus, raptus(noun)

    a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

    "he suffered an epileptic seizure"

  2. capture, gaining control, seizure(noun)

    the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

  3. capture, seizure(noun)

    the act of taking of a person by force

  4. seizure(noun)

    the taking possession of something by legal process

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. seizure(noun)ˈsi ʒər

    the act or time when officials take sth from sb

    the seizure of stolen goods by police

  2. seizureˈsi ʒər

    a sudden shaking of the body caused by illness; = fit

    a seizure caused by a brain tumor

Wiktionary

  1. seizure(Noun)

    The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.

    The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.

  2. seizure(Noun)

    A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).

    He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.

  3. seizure(Noun)

    A sudden onset of pain or emotion.

    He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seizure(noun)

    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.

  2. Seizure(noun)

    retention within one's grasp or power; hold; possession; ownership

  3. Seizure(noun)

    that which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid hold of, or possessed

Freebase

  1. Seizure

    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

seizure(noun)

the act of seizing

seizure of property.

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