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apoplexy

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noun ap·o·plexy \ˈa-pə-ˌplek-sē\

Simple Definition of apoplexy

  • medical : the sudden loss of the ability to feel or move parts of the body caused by too little blood going to the brain

  • : great anger and excitement

Full Definition of apoplexy

  1. :  stroke 5

Examples of apoplexy

  1. Her speech caused apoplexy among the audience members.



Origin of apoplexy

Middle English apoplexie, from Middle French & Late Latin; Middle French, from Late Latin apoplexia, from Greek apoplēxia, from apoplēssein to cripple by a stroke, from apo- + plēssein to strike — more at plaint


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with apoplexy


Medical Dictionary

apoplexy

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noun ap·o·plexy \ˈap-ə-ˌplek-sē\

Medical Definition of apoplexy

plural ap·o·plex·ies

  1. 1:  stroke

  2. 2:  copious hemorrhage into a cavity or into the substance of an organ <abdominal apoplexy> <adrenal apoplexy>





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