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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: apoplexia, from Greek, from apoplessein 'to damage with a stroke', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + plessein 'to strike'

apoplexy

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ap‧o‧plex‧y [uncountable] old-fashioned
MI an illness in your brain which causes you to suddenly lose your ability to move or think [= stroke]

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