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par•ox•ysm

(par'uk•siz"um),
n.
1. any sudden, violent outburst; a fit of violent action or emotion: paroxysms of rage.
2. Pathol.a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease, usually recurring periodically.

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