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  1. par·ox·ysm
    IPA[ˈperəkˌsizəm]
  2. noun

    • 1. a sudden attack or violent expression of a particular emotion or activity:

      a paroxysm of weeping
    • 2. a sudden recurrence or attack of a disease; a sudden worsening of symptoms:

      paroxysms of ataxia and shaking
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: paroxysm, plural noun: paroxysms

    • noun

      a sudden attack or outburst of a particular emotion or activity:

      a sudden recurrence or attack of a disease:

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