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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain.

Usage examples (38)
  • One such recent event caused apoplexy around the world.
  • They called the phenomenon "apoplexy," a Greek word that translates to being violently struck down, as if from a club.
  • What is it with these people that having their worldview questioned results in apoplexy?
  • The symptoms were described as apoplexy, similar to those of a woman who died in Paris called for more
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