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apoplexy

[ ap-uh-plek-see ]

noun

  1. a sudden, usually marked loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel.
  2. a hemorrhage into an organ cavity or tissue.
  3. a state of extreme anger.


apoplexy

/ ˈæpəˌplɛksɪ /

noun

  1. sudden loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis, caused by rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel in the brain


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Word History and Origins

Origin of apoplexy1

1350–1400; Middle English apoplexie < Late Latin < Greek, equivalent to apóplēkt ( os ) ( apoplectic ) + -ia -y 3
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Word History and Origins

Origin of apoplexy1

C14: from Old French apoplexie, from Late Latin apoplēxia, from Greek: from apoplēssein to cripple by a stroke, from plēssein to strike
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Example Sentences

The question then becomes whether right-wing apoplexy about Obamacare grows or fades between 2014 and 2016.

However, if asked to bet whether right-wing apoplexy will grow or shrivel, the smart money obviously has to say the former.

William Oxberry, the comedian, died by apoplexy, the consequence of over living.

He has taken my dedication with a stately silence that has surprised me into apoplexy.

It has often been noted that people who suffer from apoplexy may have peculiar affections of their memory.

After several attacks of apoplexy, he was conveyed to the military hospital, where in a brief period he died.

And the Nabob loosened his cravat about his neck, swollen like an apoplexy by his emotion and the heat of the room.

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