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seizure

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seize + -ure

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seizure

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  1. The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
    The search warrant permitted the seizure of evidence.
  2. A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
    He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic seizure occurred.
  3. A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
    He felt the sudden seizure of pain as the heart attack began.

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