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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 par·ox·ysm /ˈpærəkˌsɪzəm ||pəˈrɑk-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 par·ox·ysm /ˈpærəkˌsɪzəm , pəˈrɑk-/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Par·ox·ysm n.
 1. Med. The fit, attack, or exacerbation, of a disease that occurs at intervals, or has decided remissions or intermissions.
 2. Any sudden and violent emotion; spasmodic passion or action; a convulsion; a fit.
    The returning paroxysms of diffidence and despair.   --South.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a sudden uncontrollable attack; "a paroxysm of giggling"; "a
          fit of coughing"; "convulsions of laughter" [syn: fit,