- the act or an instance of seizing.
- the state of being seized.
- a taking possession of an item, property, or person legally or by force.
- a sudden attack, as of epilepsy or some other disease.
- the act or an instance of seizing or the state of being seized
- pathol a sudden manifestation or recurrence of a disease, such as an epileptic convulsion
n.“act of seizing,” late 15c., from seize + -ure. Meaning “sudden attack of illness” is attested from 1779. n.
- A paroxysmal episode, caused by abnormal electrical conduction in the brain, resulting in the abrupt onset of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness.convulsion
- A sudden attack, as of a disease.
- A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram. See also epilepsy.