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noun seizure pronunciation in British English /ˈsiːʒə(r)/
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pluralseizures
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the action of taking something or taking control of something, especially using power or force
    seizure of: the seizure of the British embassy
    drug/weapons seizure: The government has made a record number of drug seizures this year.
  2. 2
    [countable] medical a sudden attack of a disease such as epilepsy that makes your body shake. A more informal word for this is a fit
    The patient had a seizure after being injected with the wrong drug.
    an epileptic seizure
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