apoplex


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apoplex

(ˈæpəˌplɛks)
vb (intr)
(Medicine) to afflict with apoplexy
n
(Medicine) apoplexy
References in classic literature ?
I confess I was moved to pity him when I spoke it, for he turned pale as death, and stood mute as one thunderstruck, and once or twice I thought he would have fainted; in short, it put him in a fit something like an apoplex; he trembled, a sweat or dew ran off his face, and yet he was cold as a clod, so that I was forced to run and fetch something for him to keep life in him.