epileptic

adjective
ep·​i·​lep·​tic | \ ˌe-pə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce epileptic (audio) \

Definition of epileptic

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

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Other Words from epileptic

epileptic noun
epileptically \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈlep-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce epileptically (audio) \ adverb

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She was then examined by a nurse, who noted the woman had an electric device implanted in her chest designed to stop epileptic seizures. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "Denver jail deputy fired, 2 others disciplined for not helping woman suffering from hours of epileptic seizures in cell," 3 July 2019 The kick was so hard that Rosales was left with a broken nose and later had an epileptic seizure, according to the complaint filed in federal court. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Common Council approves offering up to $160,000 to handcuffed man kicked by Milwaukee cop," 18 June 2019 Anti-epileptic drugs, particularly the newest ones, are increasingly prescribed for medical conditions unrelated to epilepsy. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Epilepsy drugs linked to higher risk of birth defects, study says," 12 June 2019 Rosales was kicked so hard by Officer Michael L. Gasser that he was left with a broken nose and later had an epileptic seizure, according to the complaint filed in federal court. Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Proposal to offer up to $160,000 to handcuffed man kicked by Milwaukee cop moves forward," 10 June 2019 Although neurologists typically recommend that epileptic patients with uncontrolled seizures experiment with drugs to find which work best, Matney sticks with low-cost generics. Noam N. Levey, latimes.com, "Soaring insurance deductibles and high drug prices hit sick Americans with a ‘double whammy’," 6 June 2019 The study, published on Wednesday in Nature, reported data from five patients whose brains were already being monitored for epileptic seizures, with stamp-size arrays of electrodes placed directly on the surfaces of their brains. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "New device translates brain activity into speech. Here’s how.," 24 Apr. 2019 The parent whose epileptic child needs marijuana to calm her seizures. Steven Senne, The Seattle Times, "Green Tuesday: Crowds line up at 1st East Coast pot shops," 20 Nov. 2018 If your seizures continue despite those measures, your doctor will want to put you on an anti-epileptic drug, Dr. Segil says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Model Robyn Lawley Shares Photos of Her Scars After Having a Seizure and Falling Down Stairs," 16 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of epileptic

1605, in the meaning defined above

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epileptic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of epileptic

medical : having epilepsy : resulting from epilepsy

epileptic

adjective
ep·​i·​lep·​tic | \ ˌep-ə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce epileptic (audio) \

Medical Definition of epileptic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Other Words from epileptic

epileptically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce epileptically (audio) \ adverb

epileptic

noun

Medical Definition of epileptic (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with epilepsy

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