Share this entry

Share this page

epileptic

Saltos de línea: epi|lep¦tic
Pronunciación: /ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk
 
/

Definición de epileptic en inglés:

adjetivo

Relating to or suffering from epilepsy: he had an epileptic fit
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

sustantivo

Volver al principio  
A person who has epilepsy.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origen

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

Words that rhyme with epileptic

aseptic, dyspeptic, nympholeptic, peptic, proleptic, sceptic (US skeptic), septic

Definición de epileptic en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día cumbersome
Pronunciación: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…