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Definition of "seizure" []

  • The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized. (noun)
  • A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder. (noun)
  • A sudden onset or sensation of feeling or emotion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seizure" in a sentence
  • "Learning more about the neural circuits involved in epilepsy could help scientists develop devices that can predict when a seizure is about to occur, allowing treatment (either shock or light) to be administered only when necessary, Boyden said."
  • "And at one particular point, she slipped into what I call a seizure-like state, and I had to help her to the bathroom and pick her up and take her and put her -- put her ..."
  • "What Sarah learns, after Becky has a seizure, is that she can face her fears of going to school alone and telling her class about how Becky is doing."