What does seizure mean?

Definitions for seizure
ˈsi ʒərseizure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seizure, ictus, raptusnoun

    a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease

    "he suffered an epileptic seizure"

  2. capture, gaining control, seizurenoun

    the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property

  3. capture, seizurenoun

    the act of taking of a person by force

  4. seizurenoun

    the taking possession of something by legal process


  1. seizurenoun

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

    The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.

  2. seizurenoun

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

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

  3. seizurenoun

    A sudden onset of pain or emotion.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seizurenoun

    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. Seizurenoun

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

  3. Seizurenoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. seizure

    The right of naval officers to seize anywhere afloat, is legally established: a ship, therefore, although incapable of cruising, may still make a seizure in port.

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  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

Examples of seizure in a Sentence

  1. Brian Nunamaker:

    As a parent, you feel extremely helpless to be unable to assist the most important person in the world during such a time of emergency, worst case scenarios run through your head while you are hoping for the best. The eternity of waiting for help to arrive was surprisingly non-existent in this situation. I was surprised at how quickly help had arrived in the form of a fire truck. When the firefighters arrived on the scene, Nunamaker’s daughter was limp but she was still breathing and had a pulse. His daughter arrived at the hospital and started to have another seizure, but it stopped momentarily. Nunamaker said his daughter was later transferred to VCU and was later discharged. Nunamaker told Fox 5 DC he was hoping to put the ordeal behind him, but couldn’t when he heard the news of Kelley and Bloom’s suspension. My wife and I feel terrible for the fallout that has happened to these two gentlemen, Nunamaker said in a statement to Fox 5 DC. They simply had the best interests for our daughter's care in mind.

  2. Anto Bagi?:

    When people are coming back [from a seizure], that’s when they’re at their most vulnerable, it can be scary if the first thing they see is people staring at them or panicking.

  3. Mohammad Ali Mousavi Jazayeri:

    I am openly saying that Britain should be scared of Iran's retaliatory measures over the illegal seizure of the Iranian oil tanker.

  4. Serhiy Leshchenko:

    The president must put Kolomoisky in his place. The seizure of a state firm in the center of Kiev by armed people is a personal challenge to Poroshenko and his legitimacy.

  5. Rajen Mehta:

    He was asked to home quarantine. We kept him separately, then he suddenly had a seizure, and within five minutes he died.

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