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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek παροξυσμός (paroxusmós, irritation, the severe fit of a disease), from παροξύνειν (paroxúnein, to sharpen, irritate), from παρά (pará, beside) + ὀξύνειν (oxúnein, sharpen), from ὀξύς (oxús, sharp).

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paroxysme m (plural paroxysmes)

  1. height
  2. paroxysm

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