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Definition of "epileptic" []

  • Affected with epilepsy. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or associated with epilepsy. (adjective)
  • One who has epilepsy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epileptic" in a sentence
  • "Saturday Night Live's Kristen Wiig, the boys of Flight of the Conchords managed to mispronounce the word epileptic in about a handful of different ways, give a number of dogs seizures with their strobe lights, and wrestle each other to the ground in a catfight-like manner."
  • "Certain epileptic patients, known as split-brain patients, have had the corpus callosum surgically severed in order to control their seizures (although I believe there are better treatments now, so that the operation is no longer practiced). ["
  • "Lyrica is an anti-epileptic, which is probably why it helps."