Definition of “narcolepsy” - English Dictionary

“narcolepsy” in British English

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narcolepsynoun [ U ]

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

Examples from literature

  • 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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