- n a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
- At eleven, her sister, Pauline, her second mother, entered the Carmelite order, A serious nervous breakdown resulted, with fits of catalepsy, hallucinations and delusions.
- In Mexico City, a stupid policeman found Fidel Zamudio in the street, suffering from catalepsy.
- Have we been lulled to a state of catalepsy by political pap, or have we been too lazy to assert and demand our sovereign rights? .