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a sudden, severe attack of the symptoms of a disease, usually recurring periodically; a sudden outburst of emotion
In The Sea-Wolf by Jack London, Wolf Larsen's paroxysms lead to his eventual death.
by mephisto97 July 22, 2010
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A method of guessing on a multiple choice test that involves looking at the position of the second hand. If the hand is between 12 and 3 the guess is A. If the hand is between 3 and 6 the guess is B. Between 6 and 9 guess C. Between 9 and 12 guess D.
I passed my test! Thanks to the Clock Method
by ET4444 November 12, 2007
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a fit, attack, or sudden increase or recurrence of symptoms
In this violent paroxysm the whole top of the mountain is believed to have been swept away.
by Your Grim Reaper June 24, 2003
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A paroxysm of something is like a large amount of emotion. Ex- Paroxysm of happiness is a lot of happiness at once.
I am currently engulfed in a paroxysm of depression.
by Marcus Wittenburg February 01, 2019
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1. A fit of rage, or pain. An outburst.
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by Angus 'Banzai' McIntyre May 09, 2003
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