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English definition of “epilepsy”

epilepsy

noun [U]     /ˈep.ɪ.lep.si/
a condition of the brain that causes a person to become unconscious for short periods or to move in a violent and uncontrolled way: She can't drive because she suffers from/has epilepsy.Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
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