pertaining to or symptomatic of .
a person affected by .
Contemporary Examples

After starting a new drug, an epileptic woman started writing 10 to 15 poems each day.
The Seizure Medication That Turns You Into a Poet Cat Ferguson September 11, 2014

One man was having an epileptic seizure; one had a nosebleed; one had full-blown African Malaria; one had the flu.
Europe’s Hidden Ebola Cases Barbie Latza Nadeau October 14, 2014

David was epileptic and brain damaged, living in a home for the disabled.
Michael Caine Tells His Life Straight Jacob Bernstein October 24, 2010

Like a crazy, drunk uncle shooting an epileptic dog because he has fleas, the current GOP shuns him for all the wrong reasons.
George W. Bush: Barack Obama’s Best Friend in the 2012 Election Michael Tomasky April 2, 2012

She then suffered an epileptic seizure and was treated with an appropriate medication.
Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero Michael Daly August 2, 2014

Historical Examples

In more aggravated cases, especially in children, epileptic fits may occur.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various

I know something of the disease, and I doubt whether Penreath is an epileptic.
The Shrieking Pit Arthur J. Rees

But the epileptic Jggli went into convulsions, writhed on the ground, groaned, shrieked and wrung her hands.
Freaks of Fanaticism Sabine Baring-Gould

He appeared to have the convulsive strength of a man in an epileptic fit.
A Study In Scarlet Arthur Conan Doyle

You want one epileptic boy who, you know as well as I, has long been absent from Oea.
The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura Lucius Apuleius

of, relating to, or having epilepsy
a person who has epilepsy

c.1600, from French épileptique, from Late Latin epilepticus, from Greek epileptikos, from epilambanein (see epilepsy). Earlier adjective was epilentic (late 14c.), from a Greek variant. As a noun from 1650s.

epileptic ep·i·lep·tic (ěp’ə-lěp’tĭk)
One who has epilepsy. adj.

Affected with epilepsy.

Of, relating to, or associated with epilepsy.


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