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epileptic

[ep-uh-lep-tik] /ˌɛp əˈlɛp tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or symptomatic of epilepsy.
noun
2.
a person affected by epilepsy.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Late Latin epilēpticus < Greek epilēptikós, equivalent to epílēpt(os) (see epilepsy) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
epileptically, adverb
antiepileptic, adjective, noun
nonepileptic, adjective, noun
postepileptic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epileptically

epileptic

/ˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or having epilepsy
noun
2.
a person who has epilepsy
Derived Forms
epileptically, adverb
Usage note
Rather than talking about an epileptic or epileptics, it is better to talk about a person with epilepsy and people with epilepsy
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Word Origin and History for epileptically
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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epileptically in Medicine

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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