Paroxysm

Definition of Paroxysm

Par´ox`ysm
n.1.(Med.) The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions.
2.Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.
The returning paroxysms of diffidence and despair.
- South.

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