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epilepsy

[ ep-uh-lep-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF epilepsy

Synonyms for epilepsy

  • contraction
  • cramp
  • paroxysm
  • seizure
  • tremor
  • attack
  • contortion
  • fit
  • throe
  • algospasm
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Antonyms for epilepsy

  • harmony
  • peace
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EPILEPSY

And in other cases, asthma, dropsy, and epilepsy are caused.

How long does it usually take for a man to recover from an attack of epilepsy?

Have you ever seen any signs of epilepsy in Lady Penreath's son—the prisoner at the bar?

I brought him back as if from a fit of epilepsy by the interjection of the word, "Siren."

Often it puts on the symptoms of epilepsy, or heart disease, or consumption.

How, then, did nitrate of silver come to be given for epilepsy?

Did, you ever see a case of epilepsy cured by nitrate of silver?

They also suffer from asthma, epilepsy, pleurisy, and rheumatism.

The Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy is on the same side.

There is a symptom in cases of epilepsy which tends to throw some light on this question.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Middle French epilepsie (16c.), from Late Latin epilepsia, from Greek epilepsia "seizure," from epi "upon" (see epi-) + lepsis "seizure," from leps-, future stem of lambanein "take hold of, grasp" (see analemma).

Earlier was epilencie (late 14c.), from Middle French epilence, with form influenced by pestilence. The native name was falling sickness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EPILEPSY

convulsion

nounmuscle spasm
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  • attack
  • contortion
  • contraction
  • cramp
  • epilepsy
  • fit
  • paroxysm
  • seizure
  • throe
  • tremor
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