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Definition of epilepsy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

epilepsy

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɛpəˌlɛpsi//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a disorder of the nervous system that causes a person to become unconscious suddenly, often with violent movements of the body
NAmE//ˌɛpəˈlɛptɪk//
 
adjective an epileptic fit
 
noun Is she an epileptic?
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: epilepsy