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epileptic

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adjective ep·i·lep·tic \ˌe-pə-ˈlep-tik\

Simple Definition of epileptic

  • medical : having epilepsy : resulting from epilepsy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of epileptic

  1. :  relating to, affected with, or having the characteristics of epilepsy <an epileptic seizure>

epileptic noun
epileptically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

1605

First Known Use of epileptic

1605


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