catalepsy NOUN a medical condition in which a person suffers a trance or seizure with a loss of sensation and consciousness accompanied by rigidity of the body.
DERIVATIVES cataleptic adjective & noun.
ORIGIN Greek katalpsis, from katalambanein 'seize upon' .

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  • cataleptic — CATALÉPTIC, Ă, cataleptici, ce, adj. Privitor la catalepsie, de catalepsie; atins de catalepsie. – Din fr. cataleptique, lat. catalepticus. Trimis de valeriu, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  cataléptic adj. m., pl. cataléptici; f …   Dicționar Român

  • Cataleptic — Cat a*lep tic, a. [Gr. katalhptiko s.] Pertaining to, or resembling, catalepsy; affected with catalepsy; as, a cataleptic fit. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cataleptic — (adj.) 1680s, from L.L. catalepticus, from Gk. kataleptikos, from kataleptos (see CATALEPSY (Cf. catalepsy)). The noun meaning one affected by catalepsy is from 1851 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cataleptic — Relating to, or suffering from, catalepsy. * * * cat·a·lep·tic .kat əl ep tik adj of, having the characteristics of, or affected with catalepsy <a cataleptic state> <a cataleptic person> cat·a·lep·ti·cal·ly ti k(ə )lē adv cataleptic n …   Medical dictionary

  • cataleptic — I noun a person suffering from catalepsy • Hypernyms: ↑psychotic, ↑psychotic person, ↑psycho II adjective of or having characteristics of or affected with catalepsy cataleptic persons catalepti …   Useful english dictionary

  • cataleptic — adjective or noun see catalepsy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cataleptic — See catalepsy. * * * …   Universalium

  • cataleptic — 1. adjective Pertaining to, or affected by, catalepsy. 2. noun A person experiencing catalepsy …   Wiktionary

  • catalèptic — ca|ta|lèp|tic Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • cataleptic — n. one who suffers from catalepsy (disorder associated with schizophrenia which is characterized by rigid muscles and lack of contact with the environment) adj. suffering from catalepsy (disorder associated with schizophrenia which characterized… …   English contemporary dictionary

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