French translation of 'paroxysm'
1. (Medicine) paroxysme m
2. (= spasm) [of coughing] quinte f
He broke into a paroxysm of coughing. Il fut pris d’une quinte de toux.
to send sb into paroxysms of laughter faire hurler qn de rire
3. (= fit) [of grief, anger] accès m
in a paroxysm of rage dans un accès de rage
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She opened her eyes and was immediately beset by a paroxysm of coughing.ALL ABOUT LOVE (2001)
Slamming down the receiver, he fought back the paroxysm of coughing he could feel building in his chest.HIDING FROM THE LIGHT (2001)
I cried in a paroxysm of irritation, but instantly I was stricken by remorse.ABSOLUTE TRUTHS (2001)
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Translation of paroxysm from the Collins English to French Dictionary