Meaning of “catalepsy” in the English Dictionary

"catalepsy" in British English

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catalepsynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkæt.ə.lep.si/ us /ˈkæt̬.ə.lep.si/

a medical condition in which a person's body becomes stiff and stops moving, as if dead

cataleptic
adjective uk /ˌkæt.əˈlep.tɪk/ us /ˌkæt̬.əˈlep.tɪk/

(Definition of “catalepsy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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