Apoplexy meaning

ăp'ə-plĕk'sē
The definition of an apoplexy is the lack of consciousness or loss of body function as a consequence of hemorrhage or stroke.

An example of apoplexy is when someone is non-responsive to verbal requests.

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A fit of extreme anger; rage.
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A fit of extreme anger; rage.
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Apoplexy is defined as a loss of the ability to speak as a result of being mad.

An example of apoplexy is when a woman is speechless when her husband infuriates her.

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Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke.
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A sudden effusion of blood into an organ or tissue.
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A cerebrovascular accident, or stroke.
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A condition in any organ of severe hemorrhage or infarction.
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Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke.
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A sudden effusion of blood into an organ or tissue.
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(medicine) Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.
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(colloquial) Great anger and excitement.
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Origin of apoplexy

  • Middle English apoplexie from Old French from Late Latin apoplēxia from Greek apoplēxiā from apoplēssein apoplēg- to cripple by a stroke apo- intensive pref. apo– plēssein to strike plāk-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Old English poplexye, Late Latin poplexia, apoplexia, from Ancient Greek ἀποπληξία (apoplēxia), from ἀποπλήσσειν (apoplēssein) to cripple by a stroke; ἀπό (apo, “from”) + πλήσσειν (plēssein, “to strike”): compare with French apoplexie. See plague.
    From Wiktionary