Definition of epileptic in English:

epileptic

Line breaks: epi|lep¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk
 
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adjective

  • Relating to or suffering from epilepsy: he had an epileptic fit
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    • At 18 months she began to suffer regular epileptic fits, caused by a non malignant tumour on her brain.
    • He suffers from epileptic fits, lower limb motor neurone problems, illnesses relating to cerebral palsy and other neurological problems.
    • She cannot work as she now suffers frequent, violent epileptic fits.

noun

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  • A person who has epilepsy.
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    • It affects ten per cent of the population and there are more than six million migraine sufferers in the UK - more than the number of diabetics, epileptics and asthmatics combined.
    • I never saw myself as someone who could be epileptic, but then I'm sure most epileptics would say the same.
    • Epileptic seizures can be fatal and many epileptics are seriously injured when the normal working of the neurones in the brain is interrupted for a few minutes, so some sufferers get specially trained dogs to detect a seizure.

Origin

early 17th century: from French épileptique, via late Latin from Greek epilēptikos, from epilēpsia (see epilepsy).

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