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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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seizuresei‧zure /ˈsiːʒə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun  1 [countable, uncountable]CONTROL the act of suddenly taking control of something, especially by forceseizure of the fascist seizure of power in 19222 [countable, uncountable] when the police or government officers take away illegal goods such as drugs or guns drugs seizures3 [countable]MI a sudden condition in which someone cannot control the movements of their body, which continues for a short time syn fit He had an epileptic seizure.
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seizureHypercalcemia, rarely, may also cause seizures, possibly related to small cerebral vessel occlusion.Carling strained a thigh muscle in Dunedin and Bayfield ended that match on a stretcher with a neck seizure.Total elimination of seizures is often not a realistic goal in adults with partial or secondarily generalized seizures.The judge ordered seizure of his assets totalling £36,200 or Fraser would serve a further 18 months in jail.The offer came on the last day for objections to Mr Mugabe's seizure of 804 white-owned farms.The raid led to the seizure of 25 kilograms of pure heroin.Based on efficacy and toxicity data, the recommended drugs in these seizure categories are carbamazepine and phenytoin.had ... seizureMost of the famous split-brain patients also had seizures from early childhood.There was a case of two brothers who both had seizures triggered by spatial patterns.At the age of twenty-one, Christina had a seizure which appeared to kill her.Co-trainer Lou Duva said he thought his fighter had a seizure or anxiety attack.According to referee Joe Cortez, Golota had a seizure and began to swallow his tongue and momentarily stopped breathing.Paramedics who attended to Cambry said he looked like some one who had had a seizure.She has had no seizures since then, and she is driving for the first time in 21 years.Further assessment was interrupted when the patient had a seizure.
From Longman Business Dictionaryseizuresei‧zure /ˈsiːʒə-ər/ noun [countable, uncountable] formal1LAWthe act of taking goods or property because they are illegal, or because the owner has not paid a debtAn authority may threaten seizure of goods or disconnection of vital supplies.2American EnglishFINANCELAW the act of forcing a company to stop trading because of debts or illegal activitiesThe company’s failure, seizure and liquidation cost the state $2.6 billion.
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