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cat·a·lep·sy

 (kăt′l-ĕp′sē)
n. pl. cat·a·lep·sies
A condition characterized by lack of response to external stimuli and by muscular rigidity, so that the limbs remain where they are positioned. It occurs in a variety of physical and psychological disorders, such as epilepsy and schizophrenia, and can be induced by hypnosis.

[Middle English catalempsi, from Late Latin catalēmpsia, from Greek katalēpsis, from katalambanein, to seize upon : kata-, intensive pref.; see cata- + lambanein, lēp-, to seize.]

cat′a·lep′tic (kăt′l-ĕp′tĭk) adj.
cat′a·lep′ti·cal·ly adv.

catalepsy

(ˈkætəˌlɛpsɪ)
n
(Psychiatry) a state of prolonged rigid posture, occurring for example in schizophrenia or in hypnotic trances
[C16: from Medieval Latin catalēpsia, variant of Late Latin catalēpsis, from Greek katalēpsis, literally: a seizing, from katalambanein to hold down, from kata- down + lambanein to grasp]
ˌcataˈleptic adj

cat•a•lep•sy

(ˈkæt lˌɛp si)

also cat`a•lep′sis,



n.
a seizure or abnormal condition characterized by postural rigidity and mental stupor, associated with certain brain disorders.
[1350–1400; Middle English cathalempsia < Medieval Latin catalēpsia, variant of Late Latin catalēpsis < Greek katálēpsis seizure < katalēb-, variant s. of katalambánein to seize]
cat`a•lep′tic, adj., n.

catalepsy

Pathology, Psychiatry. a physical condition characterized by a loss of sensation, muscular rigidity, flxity of posture, and often by a loss of contact with surroundings. Also catalepsis. — cataleptic, adj.
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catalepsy

A state of muscular rigidity maintained for long periods.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catalepsy - a trancelike state with loss of voluntary motion and failure to react to stimuli
hypersomnia - an inability to stay awake
Translations
katalepsija

catalepsy

[ˈkætlepsɪ] Ncatalepsia f

catalepsy

nKatalepsie f, → Starrsucht f

cat·a·lep·sy

n. catalepsia, condición caracterizada por la pérdida de la capacidad de movimiento muscular voluntario y disminución acentuada de la habilidad de reaccionar a estímulos, gen. asociada con transtornos psicológicos.
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It can also be perceived as a trancelike state and its etymologic roots are from the Medieval Latin catalepsia, variant of Late Latin catalepsis, coming from Greek katalepsis, meaning literally "seizing" (1).
Because Alex has never been part of (nor truly known) a fully functioning, healthy family, he cannot abandon, even in this moment of catalepsis, the linguistic qualifiers of his past life.