One prone to or affected with apoplexy
- 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.
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."
(a.) Alt. of Apoplectical
- (n.) One liable to, or impacted with, apoplexy.
He died from an apoplectic seizure on the 12th of February 1799, at Pavia.