- pertaining to or symptomatic of epilepsy.
- a person affected by epilepsy.
Origin of epileptic
Examples from the Web for epileptic
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 15, 2014
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
September 12, 2014
She then suffered an epileptic seizure and was treated with an appropriate medication.Infected Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly Is an Endangered Hero
August 3, 2014
The 21-year-old, who studied at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor, Michigan, had suffered an epileptic seizure.JP Morgan Executive Falls to his Death from JP Morgan Building, in What May Have Been Suicide
January 28, 2014
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
April 3, 2012
After epileptic seizures and attacks of hysteria the writing is shaky.Criminal Man
A burly, bull-necked fellow in the car was attacked with an epileptic fit.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
To simply assert that he was an epileptic does not explain these symptoms.The Necessity of Atheism
Dr. D.M. Brooks
The phenomenon is not uncommon, especially with epileptic patients.Real Ghost Stories
William T. Stead
He had seen no signs which suggested, to his mind, that prisoner was an epileptic.The Shrieking Pit
Arthur J. Rees
- of, relating to, or having epilepsy
- a person who has epilepsy
Word Origin and History for epileptic
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.
- One who has epilepsy.
- Affected with epilepsy.
- Of, relating to, or associated with epilepsy.