What does seizure mean?

Definitions for seizureˈsi ʒər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word seizure.

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


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Seizure

    sē′zhūr, n. act of seizing: capture: grasp: the thing seized: a sudden attack.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seizure in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seizure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Christopher Jones:

    I'd been seizure-free for four years.

  2. Kimberly Smith:

    I ended up having a lot of seizures, and one seizure was like a stroke.

  3. Chesterfield County:

    I do n’t know if there’s ever been( a seizure) this big anywhere before.

  4. John Leonard:

    After that it got worse I would say, his seizure seemed to get worse, he was actually on the ground shaking violently.

  5. Yong Park:

    Number one, is it beneficial for seizure control? Number two, are there no side effects? That's what we're looking for.

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