paroxysm definition

  • noun:
    • a rapid outburst of emotion or activity: a paroxysm of laughter.
    • A sudden attack, recurrence, or intensification of a disease.
    • A spasm or fit; a convulsion.
    • A random or unexpected outburst (of activity).
    • An explosive event during a volcanic eruption.
    • A sudden recurrence of an ailment.
    • The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of an ailment occurring at periods, or has actually determined remissions or intermissions.
    • Any unexpected and violent feeling; spasmodic enthusiasm or activity; a convulsion; a fit.
    • In medicine, a fit of any disease; periodical exacerbation of an illness.
    • thus Any unexpected and violent activity; spasmodic affection or activity; convulsion; fit.
    • Figuratively, a quarrel.
    • a sudden uncontrollable attack

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