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One entry found for paroxysm.
Main Entry: par·ox·ysm
Pronunciation: primarystresspar-schwak-secondarystresssiz-schwam
Function: noun
1 : a fit, attack, or sudden increase of symptoms (as of a disease) that occurs, quiets down, and occurs again and again <a paroxysm of coughing>
2 : a sudden violent emotion or action <paroxysms of rage>

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