Epileptic Ep`i*lep"tic, n. 1. One affected with epilepsy. [1913 Webster]

2. A medicine for the cure of epilepsy. [1913 Webster]

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  • epileptic — EPILÉPTIC, Ă, epileptici, ce, adj., s.m şi f. 1. adj. Cu caracter de epilepsie; asemănător cu manifestările epilepsiei; năbădăios. 2. S.m şi f., adj. (Persoană) bolnavă de epilepsie. – Din fr. épileptique, lat. epilepticus. Trimis de viomih,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Epileptic — Ep i*lep tic, a. [L. epilepticus, Gr. ? : cf. F. [ e]pileptique.] Pertaining to, affected with, or of the nature of, epilepsy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epileptic — c.1600 (adj.); 1650s (n.), from Fr. épileptique, from L.L. epilepticus, from Gk. epileptikos, from epilambanein (see EPILEPSY (Cf. epilepsy)). Earlier adjective was epilentic (late 14c.), from a Greek variant …   Etymology dictionary

  • epileptic — [ep΄ə lep′tik] adj. [Fr épileptique < L epilepticus < Gr epilēptikos] 1. of, like, or having the nature of epilepsy 2. having epilepsy n. a person who has epilepsy epileptically adv …   English World dictionary

  • epileptic — [[t]e̱pɪle̱ptɪk[/t]] epileptics 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is epileptic suffers from epilepsy. He was epileptic and refused to take medication for his condition. N COUNT An epileptic is someone who is epileptic. His wife is an epileptic. 2) ADJ:… …   English dictionary

  • epileptic — I UK [ˌepɪˈleptɪk] / US adjective caused by epilepsy an epileptic seizure II UK [ˌepɪˈleptɪk] / US noun [countable] Word forms epileptic : singular epileptic plural epileptics someone who suffers from epilepsy …   English dictionary

  • epileptic — adjective Date: 1605 relating to, affected with, or having the characteristics of epilepsy < an epileptic seizure > • epileptic noun • epileptically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • epileptic — ep|i|lep|tic1 [ˌepıˈleptık] adj caused by epilepsy ▪ He had an epileptic fit . epileptic 2 epileptic2 n someone who has epilepsy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • epileptic — ep|i|lep|tic1 [ ,epı leptık ] adjective caused by epilepsy: an epileptic seizure epileptic ep|i|lep|tic 2 [ ,epı leptık ] noun count someone who suffers from epilepsy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • epileptic — Relating to, characterized by, or suffering from epilepsy. * * * ep·i·lep·tic .ep ə lep tik adj relating to, affected with, or having the characteristics of epilepsy ep·i·lep·ti·cal·ly ti k(ə )lē adv epileptic n one affected with epilepsy * * *… …   Medical dictionary

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