Meaning of “narcolepsy” in the English Dictionary

"narcolepsy" in British English

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narcolepsynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈnɑː.kə us /ˈnɑːr.kə
noun [ C ], adjective uk /ˌnɑː.kəˈlep.tɪk/ us /ˌnɑːr.kəˈlep.tɪk/


  • Narcolepsy can be very dangerous, especially if a narcoleptic person is driving a car.
  • Narcolepsy is a sickness that makes people very sleepy.
  • People with narcolepsy can fall asleep at any time in any place: in a restaurant, at a store, or walking down the street!

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

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