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"seizure" in British English

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seizurenoun

uk   /ˈsiː.ʒər/ us   /ˈsiː.ʒɚ/
  • seizure noun (MEDICAL)

[C] a very sudden attack of an illness in which someone becomes unconscious or develops violent movements: an epileptic seizure
[C] old use a sudden failure of the heart: His aunt died of a seizure.figurative humorous When I told her how much it cost she nearly had a seizure (= she was very shocked).
(Definition of seizure from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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seizurenoun [C/U]

us   /ˈsi·ʒər/
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.
(Definition of seizure from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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seizurenoun

uk   /ˈsiːʒər/ us   LAW
[C or U] the act of taking possession of property or assets because they are illegal, or because the owner owes money: the seizure of sth More severe penalties, including the seizure of assets will be introduced for the non-payment of taxes. In 2005, there were about 70 seizures of goods worth $20.6 million. asset/land/property seizure
[C] property or assets that are taken away because they are illegal, or because the owner owes money: Border seizures were worth $538.8 million in 2010.
(Definition of seizure from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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