apoplexy


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ap·o·plex·y

 (ăp′ə-plĕk′sē)
n.
1. Sudden impairment of neurological function, especially that resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage; a stroke.
2. A sudden effusion of blood into an organ or tissue.
3. A fit of extreme anger; rage: "The proud ... members suffered collective apoplexy, and this year they are out for blood" (David Finch).

[Middle English apoplexie, from Old French, from Late Latin apoplēxia, from Greek apoplēxiā, from apoplēssein, apoplēg-, to cripple by a stroke : apo-, intensive pref.; see apo- + plēssein, to strike; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

apoplexy

(ˈæpəˌplɛksɪ)
n
(Pathology) sudden loss of consciousness, often followed by paralysis, caused by rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel in the brain
[C14: from Old French apoplexie, from Late Latin apoplēxia, from Greek: from apoplēssein to cripple by a stroke, from plēssein to strike]

ap•o•plex•y

(ˈæp əˌplɛk si)

n.
2. a sudden, usu. marked, loss of bodily function due to rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin apoplexia < Greek]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apoplexy - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brainapoplexy - a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
attack - a sudden occurrence of an uncontrollable condition; "an attack of diarrhea"
ischaemic stroke, ischemic stroke - the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
haemorrhagic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke - stroke caused by the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain
cerebral hemorrhage - bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel in the brain

apoplexy

noun
1. fit, attack, heart attack, seizure, convulsion, paroxysm In 1685, Charles II died of apoplexy.
2. anger, rage, outrage, fury, indignation, ire, antagonism, exasperation, vexation He has caused apoplexy with his books on class and war.
Translations

apoplexy

[ˈæpəpleksɪ] N
1. (Med) (o.f.) → apoplejía f
2. (= rage) → cólera f, ira f

apoplexy

[ˈæpəplɛksi] n (MEDICINE)apoplexie f

apoplexy

nApoplexie f (spec), → Schlaganfall m

apoplexy

[ˈæpəplɛksɪ] napoplessia

ap·o·plexy

n. apoplejía, hemorragia cerebral.
References in classic literature ?
Nineteen months afterward his widow died of apoplexy at a boarding-house in Cheltenham.
She had indeed given her master sufficient time to dress himself; for out of respect to him, and regard to decency, she had spent many minutes in adjusting her hair at the looking-glass, notwithstanding all the hurry in which she had been summoned by the servant, and though her master, for aught she knew, lay expiring in an apoplexy, or in some other fit.
The Squire was standing with his back to the fire in a state bordering on apoplexy, his fingers violently knitted under his coat tails.
The captain had been struck dead by thundering apoplexy.
Being promptly blooded, however, by a skilful surgeon, he rallied; and although the doctors all agreed, on his being attacked with symptoms of apoplexy six months afterwards, that he ought to die, and took it very ill that he did not, he remained alive--possibly on account of his constitutional slowness-- for nearly seven years more, when he was one morning found speechless in his bed.
He died one morning of apoplexy, as he was going to open his outer door.
They're so aggravating, so unprincipled, so spiteful--unless there's apoplexy in the family, Fred, you can't calculate upon 'em, and even then they deceive you just as often as not.
Well, sir," said the flat-voiced man, "that fit of apoplexy at Dyrnchurch was the worst thing--absolutely the worst thing that ever happened to the world.
Raveloe lay low among the bushy trees and the rutted lanes, aloof from the currents of industrial energy and Puritan earnestness: the rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families, and the poor thought that the rich were entirely in the right of it to lead a jolly life; besides, their feasting caused a multiplication of orts, which were the heirlooms of the poor.
The effect of the present revelation was stunning; he trembled and was on the verge of apoplexy.
Decoctions with wine and infusions were used to treat asthma, dropsy, cramp, the falling sickness -- epilepsy -- dyspepsia, menstrual complaints, apoplexy and flatulence.
But in an infamous finale, a Steve Wicks header and a last-minute Garry Micklewhite goal denied United the three points and sent Charlton into the realms of apoplexy.