Meaning of “epilepsy” in the English Dictionary

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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)