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siege

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of siege

  1. 1 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder <a devastating siege of typhoid fever hit the city> Synonyms access, bout, case, fit, seizure, attack, spell, turnRelated Words recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms arrest, relief, remission

  2. 2 the cutting off of an area by military means to stop the flow of people or supplies <after a siege of six weeks, the city of Vicksburg surrendered to General Grant and his Union forces> Synonyms beleaguerment, investment, leaguer, blockadeRelated Words counterblockade; containment, encirclement, encompassment; confinement, insulation, isolation, quarantine, seclusion, segregation, sequestration; incarceration, internment




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to lessen in amount, effect, or force

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