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adjective as in jerky

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Soliris, the company’s biggest product with almost $4 billion in 2019 sales, is a monoclonal antibody used to treat rare conditions such as paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.

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Rather than studying these explosions from a distance through telescopes, Park, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, creates something akin to these paroxysmal blasts using the world’s highest-energy lasers.

But this time, the city is mourning without the same paroxysmal displays of rage.

It is daring, flippantly defiant, paroxysmal, and redundant in explosive adjectives; but it is not true to nature.

The crust of the earth is subject to certain movements, which are either sudden and paroxysmal, or protracted and tranquil.

The subsidence would be gradual, the elevation paroxysmal, and perhaps intermittent.

These fits of paroxysmal coughing are much more severe than spells of ordinary coughing.

Itching, commonly intense, is usually a conspicuous symptom; it may be more or less paroxysmal.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to paroxysmal, such as: bouncy, bumpy, rough, shaking, twitching, and convulsive.

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