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English definition of “catalepsy”

catalepsy

noun [U]     /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     /ˌkæt.əˈlep.tɪk/ US  /ˌkæt̬-/ adjective Disorders of muscles and the nervous systemMovement
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