Meaning of “epilepsy” in the English Dictionary

"epilepsy" in British English

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epilepsynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈep.ɪ.lep.si/ us /ˈep.ə.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.

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

"epilepsy" in American English

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epilepsynoun [ U ]

us /ˈep·əˌlep·si/

a disease of the brain that may cause a person to become unconscious and fall, and to lose control of his or her movements for a short time

epileptic
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˌep·əˈlep·tɪk/

(Definition of “epilepsy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)