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seizure

noun
     
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sei‧zure
1 [uncountable and countable] the act of suddenly taking control of something, especially by force
seizure of
the Fascist seizure of power in 1922
2 [uncountable and countable] when the police or government officers take away illegal goods such as drugs or guns:
drugs seizures
3 [countable]MI a sudden condition in which someone cannot control the movements of their body, which continues for a short time [= fit]:
He had an epileptic seizure.

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