[ US /ˌɛpəˈɫɛptɪk/ ]
[ UK /ˌɛpɪlˈɛptɪk/ ]
  1. a person who has epilepsy
  1. of or relating to or characteristic of epilepsy
    epileptic seizure
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How To Use epileptic In A Sentence

  • Alexandra has cerebral palsy, is confined to a wheelchair and suffers from frequent epileptic fits.
  • Febrile convulsions can be frightening for parents, especially as they look like epileptic fits.
  • The global excuse 'my brain made me do it' would reduce life to a condition of status epilepticus. Times, Sunday Times
  • Advocates of such treatment compare patients to individuals who take insulin, epileptics who use antiepileptic drugs, or those who depend upon antirheumatic medications.
  • About two in every five epileptic fits occur during sleep.
  • Computer games may be worse than TV because of the patterns and frequencies they use, but either may trigger epileptic fits.
  • They learned it was a ‘shagreen patch’ - a classic symptom of TS, and discovered Robert's tumbles from bed were caused by epileptic fits sparked-off by a tuberous lesion - a benign tumour - in his brain.
  • They have neither the epileptical rant nor goatish impulses of the Methodists, nor the drowsy uniformity from which not all the solemn beauty of the service can redeem the Liturgy of the Church of England. Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two
  • While I am pretty sure nobody would want to read a blog made up of my observations about the challenges of living with an epileptic dog, favorite recipes for Winter Solstice, instructions for striking cuttings from a frangipani, or best ways to play ‘teddy bears go to the doctor’ with a three year old, I expect some of you do quite enjoy my writerly posts on this site. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » Keeping Track
  • She cannot work as she now suffers frequent, violent epileptic fits.
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