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seizure

noun
 
 
/ˈsiːʒər/
CONTROL [U] the act of taking control of a country, government, etc: a seizure of powerTaking action against people in power
DRUGS ETC [C] the act of taking away something that is illegal, for example drugs, by someone in authority: a seizure of heroinTaking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things
ILLNESS [C] a sudden attack of an illness: an epileptic seizureDisease and illness - general words
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