neuroleptic

noun
neu·​ro·​lep·​tic | \ ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce neuroleptic (audio) , ˌnyu̇r- \

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neuroleptic adjective

First Known Use of neuroleptic

1959, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuroleptic

French neuroleptique, from neur- + -leptique affecting, from Greek lēptikos seizing, from lambanein to take, seize — more at latch

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“Neuroleptic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neuroleptic. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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neuroleptic

noun
neu·​ro·​lep·​tic | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈlep-tik How to pronounce neuroleptic (audio) \

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neuroleptic adjective

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