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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Relating to, affected with, or characterized by inflammation of the brain especially when due to infectious agents or their toxins.

Usage examples (23)
  • Ted was a man with an encephalitic head, a clear hairless face, a long thin nose, and a rather confident jutting jaw.
  • Remo looked at the still form of the World Master, whose encephalitic head lay at too sharp an angle to his body for his neck not to be broken.
  • After I complete the body, I'm left with something that looks like an encephalitic, red transparent R2-D2, or alternately a very futuristic fireplug.
  • Those confrontations, like the time Rick Dorsey had to ask his girlfriend what an encephalitic hermaphrodite was, were some of Malcolm's favorite memories from freshman... for more
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