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catalepsy Explained

catalepsy at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "catalepsy":
KO, abeyance, amnesia, apathy, apoplexy, blackout, cataplexy,
catatonia, catatonic stupor, catatony, coma, daydreaming, daze,
deadliness, deathliness, diplegia, dormancy, dream state,
encephalitis lethargica, entropy, faint, fugue, fugue state,
grayout, hemiplegia, high, hypnotic trance, indifference,
indolence, inertia, inertness, infantile paralysis, kayo, knockout,
languor, latency, lethargy, lipothymia, lipothymy, lotus-eating,
narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor,
narcotization, nirvana, nirvana principle, nod, nothingness,
oblivion, obliviousness, palsy, paralysis, paraplegia, paresis,
passiveness, passivity, polio, poliomyelitis, reverie, sedation,
semiconsciousness, senselessness, sensory paralysis, shock, sleep,
sleeping sickness, sleepwalking, somnambulism, sopor, stagnancy,
stagnation, stasis, stroke, stupor, suspense, swoon, syncope,
thanatosis, torpor, trance, unconsciousness, vegetation,
vis inertiae

Catalepsy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Catalepsy \Cat"a*lep`sy\, Catalepsis \Cat`a*lep"sis\, n. [NL.
catalepsis, fr. Gr. ? a seizure, fr. ? to seize upon; kata`
down + ? to take, seize.] (Med.)
A sudden suspension of sensation and volition, the body and
limbs preserving the position that may be given them, while
the action of the heart and lungs continues.

catalepsy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure
to react to stimuli

catalepsy at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: confix » cata|lepsy; ultimately from Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » κατάληψις||act of seizing|tr=katalēpsis|sc=polytonic|lang=grc, from Inter: term » καταλαμβάνω||I seize|tr=katalambanō|sc=polytonic|lang=grc, from Inter: term » κατά||against|tr=kata|lang=grc|sc=polytonic + Inter: term » λαμβάνω||I take|tr=lambanō|lang=grc|sc=polytonic.


Inter: en-noun » catalepsies
  • Inter: patholog » y severe bodily condition, described in psychiatric pathology, marked by sudden rigidity, fixation of posture, and loss of contact with environmental conditions

    Derived terms

    * cataleptic
    • cataleptoid

      Related terms

      * catatonic
    • catatonia


      Inter: trans-top » catalepsy
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|вцепеняване|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|katalepsia

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|katalepsija|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|catalepsia|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Inter: pedialit » e
    Translation: et » catalepsy
    Translation: eo » catalepsy
    Translation: io » catalepsy
    Translation: pl » catalepsy
    Translation: fi » catalepsy
    Translation: ta » catalepsy
    Translation: te » catalepsy
    Translation: vi » catalepsy
    Translation: zh » catalepsy