epileptic epileptic  /ˌɛ pə ˈlɛp tɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who has epilepsy
  2. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of epilepsy

Usage(s):

  1. The Chief Justice's second seizure means he classified in medical terms as an epileptic.
  2. The teacher has denied doing anything wrong, saying that she did not punish her and that Shanno was epileptic, a claim her father denies.

News

  1. Pennies from Heaven: Mother of former North Penn student holding headstone fundraiser

    Amber Scott buried her 13-year-old son Nathan in January after he died Christmas night of an epileptic seizure, but she hasn't been able to give him her final gift: A headstone. The $3,800 cost is out of her reach, especially because she had to stop working after Nathan died because of health issues related to trauma and grief. On Saturday, Scott will be having a barbecue and beer fundraiser ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Reporter

  2. The Patient Who Let Us Peek Inside A Brain In 'Present Tense'

    In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental brain surgery in an attempt to alleviate his severe epileptic seizures. The surgery left him with a form of amnesia; he could remember many things from the past, but was unable to form new memories. "He could tell us about where he was born, [that] his father's family was from Thibodaux, La., his mother came from Ireland ...
    on June 6, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

Quotes

  1. "Remember that controversial Olympic logo for the 2012 Olympics in London? Some folks have complained that the campaign actually sent them into epileptic seizures," Roker said. "Well, we asked you to weigh in on our Web site in an informal...
    on Jun 11, 2007 By: Al Roker Source: Post Chronicle

  2. "I was only using prescription medication called Urbanyl, which is an anti-epileptic," Robert, 43, said after climbing the 308-foot Paris tower in approximately 20 minutes. "This is my way of issuing a denial."
    on Dec 20, 2005 By: Alain Robert Source: CBS News

  3. Garvey said: "We had been told he had fallen, hit his head and had a fit and was unconscious. The doctor told me he thought he'd had something like an epileptic fit and that he had a history of seizures." "John and Kelly were standing over...
    on Jan 11, 2009 By: Marcus Garvey Source: The Malaysian Insider

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