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paroxysm

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paroxysm/ˈperəkˌsɪzəm/noun
pluralparoxysms
paroxysm
/ˈperəkˌsɪzəm/
noun
pluralparoxysms
Learner's definition of PAROXYSM  
[count]
medical  : a sudden attack or increase of symptoms of a disease (such as pain, coughing, shaking, etc.) that often occurs again and again — usually + of
formal  : a sudden strong feeling or expression of emotion that cannot be controlled
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