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catalepsy

cat·a·lep·sy

catalepsy

pronunciation:
kae t lep si
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part of speech: noun
definition: a condition, often associated with epilepsy and schizophrenia, in which the body becomes numb and the limbs rigid, and the victim loses consciousness or fails to respond to external stimuli.
derivations: cataleptic (adj.), cataleptic (n.)
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The word catalepsy contains the following part:
cata- Greek prefix that means down; completely, thoroughly; against; according to