Tim Kneale, 1976
Used in a Sentence:
"Older adults with narcolepsy have frequent 'sleep attacks' at various times of the day, even if they have had normal amounts of nighttime sleep." Mario Garrett, signonsandiego.com, May 10, 2011
About the Word:
Narcotics make you sleep, and narcolepsy is characterized by attacks of sleep. The Greek ancestor of narco- means "to benumb"; lepsy means "attack, seizure."