epileptic

adjective ep·i·lep·tic \ ˌe-pə-ˈlep-tik \
Updated on: 22 May 2018

Definition of epileptic

: relating to, affected with, or having the characteristics of epilepsy
  • an epileptic seizure

epileptic

noun

epileptically

play \ˌe-pə-ˈlep-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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EPILEPTIC Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of epileptic for English Language Learners

  • medical : having epilepsy : resulting from epilepsy


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epileptic

adjective ep·i·lep·tic \ ˌep-ə-ˈlep-tik \

medical Definition of epileptic

: relating to, affected with, or having the characteristics of epilepsy

epileptically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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epileptic

noun

medical Definition of epileptic

: one affected with epilepsy


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