What does apoplectic mean?

apoplectic meaning in General Dictionary

One prone to or affected with apoplexy

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  • concerning apoplexy affected with inclined to or symptomatic of apoplexy as an apoplectic individual medicine practice or temperament symptom fit or swing
  • regarding or characteristic of apoplexy
  • Alt. of Apoplectical
  • One liable to, or impacted with, apoplexy.

apoplectic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1610s, "involving apoplexy," from French apoplectique (16c.), from Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplektikos "disabled by a stroke, crippled, struck dumb," from apoplektos, spoken adjective of apoplessein (see apoplexy). Meaning "showing the signs of apoplexy" (1721) gradually shaded into "enraged, really annoyed."


apoplectic meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Alt. of Apoplectical

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  • (n.) One liable to, or impacted with, apoplexy.

Sentence Examples with the word apoplectic

He died from an apoplectic seizure on the 12th of February 1799, at Pavia.

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