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epilepsy

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈep.ɪ.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.
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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