Antiepileptic

epileptic

[ep-uh-lep-tik] Pathology.
adjective
1.
pertaining to or symptomatic of epilepsy.
noun
2.
a person affected by epilepsy.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin epilēpticus < Greek epilēptikós, equivalent to epílēpt(os) (see epilepsy) + -ikos -ic

epileptically, adverb
antiepileptic, adjective, noun
nonepileptic, adjective, noun
postepileptic, adjective
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epileptic (ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or having epilepsy
 
n
2.  a person who has epilepsy
 
usage  Rather than talking about an epileptic or epileptics, it is better to talk about a person with epilepsy and people with epilepsy
 
epi'leptically
 
adv

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epileptic
c.1600 (adj.), 1650s (n.), from Fr. epileptique, from L. epilepticus, from Gk. epileptikos, from epilambanein (see epilepsy). Earlier adjective was epilentic (late 14c.), from a Gk. variant.
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epileptic ep·i·lep·tic (ěp'ə-lěp'tĭk)
n.
One who has epilepsy. adj.

  1. Affected with epilepsy.

  2. Of, relating to, or associated with epilepsy.

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