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English noun: seizure

1. seizure (state) a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease


SamplesHe suffered an epileptic seizure.


Synonymsictus, raptus


Broader (hypernym)attack


Narrower (hyponym)absence, absence seizure, convulsion, focal seizure, raptus hemorrhagicus

2. seizure (act) the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property


Synonymscapture, gaining control


Broader (hypernym)acquiring, getting


Narrower (hyponym)apprehension, arrest, catch, collar, conquering, conquest, enslavement, pinch, subjection, subjugation, taking into custody, usurpation

3. seizure (act) the act of taking of a person by force


Synonymscapture


Broader (hypernym)felony


Narrower (hyponym)abduction, kidnapping, snatch

4. seizure (act) the taking possession of something by legal process


Broader (hypernym)appropriation


Narrower (hyponym)arrogation, confiscation, distraint, distress, impounding, impoundment, impress, impressment, internment, poundage, recapture









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