seizure

[see-zher]
noun
1.
the act or an instance of seizing.
2.
the state of being seized.
3.
a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force.
4.
a sudden attack, as of epilepsy or some other disease.

Origin:
1475–85; seize + -ure

nonseizure, noun
reseizure, noun
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seizure (ˈsiːʒə)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of seizing or the state of being seized
2.  pathol a sudden manifestation or recurrence of a disease, such as an epileptic convulsion

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seizure
"act of seizing," late 15c., from seize + -ure. Meaning "sudden attack of illness" is attested from 1779.
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seizure sei·zure (sē'zhər)
n.
A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy.

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seizure   (sē'zhər)  Pronunciation Key 
A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram. See also epilepsy.
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Example sentences
Set against the dangers of all-out financial seizure, these risks seem worth taking.
The type of seizure depends on the part of the brain affected and cause of
  epilepsy.
She often has more than one seizure a day, mostly at night.
In a news release the following day, the school blamed the closure on the
  seizure of its bank accounts by its major lender.
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