paroxysm


par·ox·ysm

noun \ˈpar-ək-ˌsiz-əm also pə-ˈräk-\

Definition of PAROXYSM

1
: a sudden attack or spasm (as of a disease)
2
: a sudden recurrence of symptoms or an intensification of existing symptoms <pain occurred in frequent paroxysmsTherapeutic Notes>

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