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seizure

noun [C/U]  /ˈsi·ʒər/ us  
the act of taking hold or possession of something: [U] Violators of the fishing regulations face seizure of the boat's catch. A seizure is also a medical condition that can cause you to lose control of your muscles and, often, cause you to become unconscious: [C] The cat suffered several seizures after eating some poison.
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