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catalepsy

noun [U] uk   /ˈkæt.ə.lep.si/ us    /ˈkæt̬-/
a medical condition in which a person's body becomes stiff and stops moving, as if deadDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
cataleptic
adjective uk   /ˌkæt.əˈlep.tɪk/ us    /ˌkæt̬-/
Disorders of muscles and the nervous systemMovement
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