Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Specifically In geology: Relating to or produced by a violent convulsion of nature.
  • Catastrophic or relating to the catastrophic theory.
  • Pertaining to or marked by paroxysm; caused by paroxysms or convulsions of nature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of the nature of a paroxysm; characterized or accompanied by paroxysms

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  • adjective Of, pertaining to, causing or accompanied by paroxysms

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective accompanied by or of the nature of paroxysms

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