epileptic

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

Definition of epileptic

  1. :  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

1605

First Known Use of epileptic

1605


EPILEPTIC Defined for English Language Learners

epileptic

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

Definition of epileptic for English Language Learners

  • medical : having epilepsy : resulting from epilepsy


Medical Dictionary

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epileptic

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

Medical Definition of epileptic

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

epileptically

\-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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epileptic

noun ep·i·lep·tic

Medical Definition of epileptic

  1. :  one affected with epilepsy



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