Paroxysm - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Paroxysm.

6 letter answer(s) to paroxysm

ATTACK
  1. ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation; "his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons"; "an attack on inflation"; "his plan of attack was misguided"
  2. (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons); "the attack began at dawn"
  3. strong criticism; "he published an unexpected attack on my work"
  4. intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak"
  5. begin to injure; "The cancer cells are attacking his liver"; "Rust is attacking the metal"
  6. the onset of a corrosive or destructive process (as by a chemical agent); "the film was sensitive to attack by acids"; "open to attack by the elements"
  7. set to work upon; turn one's energies vigorously to a task; "I attacked the problem as soon as I got out of bed"
  8. a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"

5 letter answer(s) to paroxysm

SPASM
  1. (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
  2. a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
THROE
  1. severe spasm of pain; "the throes of dying"; "the throes of childbirth"
  2. hard or painful trouble or struggle; "a country in the throes of economic collapse"

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