Definition of Epileptic

1. Noun. A person who has epilepsy.

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of epilepsy. "Epileptic seizure"
Partainyms: Epilepsy
Derivative terms: Epilepsy

Definition of Epileptic

1. a. Pertaining to, affected with, or of the nature of, epilepsy.

2. n. One affected with epilepsy.

Definition of Epileptic

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to epilepsy. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, or relating to an epileptic or epileptics, epileptic people. ¹

3. Noun. A person who has epilepsy. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) A medicine for the cure of epilepsy. ¹

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Definition of Epileptic

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Medical Definition of Epileptic

1. 1. One affected with epilepsy. 2. A medicine for the cure of epilepsy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epileptic

epilemmal ending
epilepsia major
epilepsia minor
epilepsia partialis continua
epilepsy with grand mal seizures on awakening
epilepsy with myoclonic absences
epileptic (current term)
epileptic dementia
epileptic seizure
epileptiform neuralgia
epileptogenic zone

Literary usage of Epileptic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1900)
"Entered Char- ite as insane in 1857; father was an epileptic in the same asylum. ... VI, XVII) has studied the case of an epileptic boy aged 15, ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"The writer's work is based on fourteen experiments made upon dogs, to determine experimentally the action of aurum bromatum upon epileptic attacks produced ..."

3. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"Legal and Other Social Treatment of epileptic Offenders. ... What is necessary for us to do is to say something of the nature of the epileptic attacks, ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"It is a hard task to decide whether an epileptic is accountable and should be ... The epileptic will perform automatically complex acts that have the very ..."

5. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases: Their Causes, Symptoms by William Richard Gowers (1885)
"Most of these illustrate many points. eo that it is impossible to arrange them in a strictly systematic order. Post-epileptic Hysteria. ..."

6. The Female offender by Cesare Lombroso, Guglielmo Ferrero (1897)
"I. epileptic delinquents. — We have discovered the same relation between moral insanity and ... Much rarer is psychical epilepsy or epileptic madness, ..."

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