narcoleptic

noun
nar·​co·​lep·​tic | \ ˌnär-kə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce narcoleptic (audio) \

Definition of narcoleptic

: a person who is subject to attacks of narcolepsy

Examples of narcoleptic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Williams estimates that two-thirds of narcoleptics also have sleep paralysis. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2018 Max and Cuddy are apparently daytime narcoleptics who couldn’t care less about a laser. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, 29 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of narcoleptic

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of narcoleptic was in 1928

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“Narcoleptic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/narcoleptic. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for narcoleptic

narcoleptic

adjective
nar·​co·​lep·​tic | \ ˌnär-kə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce narcoleptic (audio) \

Medical Definition of narcoleptic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or affected with narcolepsy

narcoleptic

noun

Medical Definition of narcoleptic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual who is subject to attacks of narcolepsy

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