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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Examples

  • Identification: The sudden onset of unusual movements, behaviors, or spells sometime referred to as a paroxysmal disorder may catch your attention or even be brought to your attention.

    You Raising Your Child

  • Identification: The sudden onset of unusual movements, behaviors, or spells sometime referred to as a paroxysmal disorder may catch your attention or even be brought to your attention.

    You Raising Your Child

  • Identification: The sudden onset of unusual movements, behaviors, or spells sometime referred to as a paroxysmal disorder may catch your attention or even be brought to your attention.

    You Raising Your Child

  • The technique is most successful among patients whose rapid heartbeat comes and goes, a condition known as paroxysmal A-fib, says Sung Lee, director of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park.

    Atrial fibrillation is easy to find, but evidence on how best to treat it isn't

  • Identification: The sudden onset of unusual movements, behaviors, or spells sometime referred to as a paroxysmal disorder may catch your attention or even be brought to your attention.

    You Raising Your Child

  • Those electrical pulses cause a disorder known as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

  • Soliris, Alexion's ALXN only drug, is approved in over 35 countries to treat one rare life-threatening blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH. ...

  • Soliris, Alexion's ALXN only drug, is approved in over 35 countries to treat one rare life-threatening blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, or PNH. ...

  • Both the rarity and the severity of the disease make it an ideal target for Soliris, whose sole previous indication, or approved use, is for a rare blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

  • These ablation devices are approved in the U.S. to treat healthier, or so-called paroxysmal, atrial fibrillation patients whose conditions last at most a few days at a time.

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