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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


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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