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epilepsy

noun [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/
Translations of “epilepsy”
in Arabic صَرع…
in Korean 간질…
in Malaysian sawan…
in French épilepsie…
in Turkish sara, epilepsi…
in Italian epilessia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 癲癇,羊癇瘋,羊角風…
in Russian эпилепсия…
in Polish padaczka, epilepsja…
in Vietnamese chứng động kinh…
in Spanish epilepsia…
in Portuguese epilepsia…
in Thai โรคลมบ้าหมู…
in German die Epilepsie…
in Catalan epilèpsia…
in Japanese てんかん…
in Indonesian ayan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 癫痫,羊痫疯,羊角风…
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