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1. apoplexy

noun. ['ˈæpəˌplɛksi'] a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.

Synonyms

  • hemorrhagic stroke
  • haemorrhagic stroke
  • ischaemic stroke
  • stroke
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • attack
  • ischemic stroke

Antonyms

  • defend
  • praise
  • refrain
  • end

Etymology

  • poplexye (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word apoplexy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Stroke, also known as cerebral apoplexy, occurs far less often.

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