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apoplectic

[ap-uh-plek-tik] /ˌæp əˈplɛk tɪk/
adjective, Also, apoplectical
1.
of or pertaining to apoplexy.
2.
having or inclined to apoplexy.
3.
intense enough to threaten or cause apoplexy:
an apoplectic rage.
noun
4.
a person having or predisposed to apoplexy.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Late Latin apoplēcticus < Greek apoplēktikós pertaining to a (paralytic) stroke, equivalent to apóplēkt(os) struck down (verbid of apoplḗssein) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
apoplectically, adverb
postapoplectic, adjective
pseudoapoplectic, adjective
pseudoapoplectical, adjective
pseudoapoplectically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for apoplectical

apoplectic

/ˌæpəˈplɛktɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to apoplexy
2.
(informal) furious
noun
3.
a person having apoplexy
Derived Forms
apoplectically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for apoplectical

apoplectic

adj.

1610s, "involving apoplexy," from French apoplectique (16c.), from Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos "disabled by a stroke, crippled, struck dumb," from apoplektos, verbal adjective of apoplessein (see apoplexy). Meaning "showing symptoms of apoplexy" (1721) gradually shaded into "enraged, very angry."

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apoplectical in Medicine

apoplectic ap·o·plec·tic (āp'ə-plěk'tĭk)
adj.
Relating to, having, or predisposed to apoplexy.


ap'o·plec'ti·cal·ly adv.
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