Complete Definition of "apoplectic"

was wotd|2007|June|12
English

Etymology
From L. apoplecticus#Latin|apoplÄcticus (possibly via F. apoplectique) from AGr. polytonic|á¼ÏοÏληκÏικÏÏ (apoplÄktikos) < polytonic|á¼ÏÏÏληκÏÎ¿Ï (apoplÄktos) < polytonic|á¼ÏοÏλήÏÏÏ (apoplÄssÅ) < polytonic|á¼ÏÏ (apo) "of, from" + polytonic|ÏλήÏÏÏ (plÄssÅ) "I strike".

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËæpÉËplÉktɪk/
audio|en-us-apoplectic.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|Éktɪk

Adjective
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  1. Of, or relating to apoplexy.
  2. Extremely angry or furious to the point of being unable to move or speak.
  3. archaic effuse|Effused with blood.
Quotations
1960 â w:Harper Lee|Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, ch 11
2005 â (author?), The New Yorker, (page?) (12 Dec)

Related terms
apoplexy

Translations
trans-top|of or relating to apoplexy
German: apoplektisch
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Spanish: apopléjico, apoplético
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trans-top|extremely angry and unable to speak
Finnish: (of a person) raivoissaan, raivostunut, (of anger) silmitön
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trans-top|effused with blood
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fr:apoplectic
io:apoplectic
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