Meaning of “paroxysm” in the English Dictionary

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"paroxysm" in American English

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paroxysmnoun [ C ]

us /ˈpær·əkˌsɪz·əm/

a sudden and powerful expression of strong feeling:

The mention of his name can send people into paroxysms of anger.

(Definition of “paroxysm” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)