catalepsynoun [ U ]uk /ˈkæt.ə.lep.si/ us /ˈkæt̬.ə.lep.si/
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adjective uk /ˌkæt.əˈlep.tɪk/ us /ˌkæt̬.əˈlep.tɪk/
Examples from literature
- Catalepsy is produced by a sudden sharp noise, or by the sight of a brightly gleaming object.
- For the moment, I thought he had been seized with a fit of catalepsy.
- He hurried back into the room and found his patient in a state of catalepsy.
- I was in a kind of conscious catalepsy.
- Nearly all the means for producing hypnotism will, if carried to just the right degree, produce catalepsy.