paroxysmal

adjective
par·​ox·​ys·​mal | \ ˌpar-ək-ˈsiz-məl also pə-ˌräk-\

Medical Definition of paroxysmal

: of, relating to, or marked by paroxysms the hypertension may be either sustained or paroxysmal— D. A. Calhoun et al

More from Merriam-Webster on paroxysmal

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with paroxysmal

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for paroxysmal

Comments on paroxysmal

What made you want to look up paroxysmal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

providing supplementary assistance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!