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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: épilepsie, from Greek epilepsia, from epilambanein 'to seize'

epilepsy

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
ep‧i‧lep‧sy [uncountable]
MI a medical condition affecting your brain, that can make you suddenly become unconscious or unable to control your movements for a short time

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