narcolepsy

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narco- +‎ -lepsy

Noun[edit]

narcolepsy (countable and uncountable, plural narcolepsies)

  1. (pathology) A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep, often brief, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations
    Excitement induced narcolepsy caused him to sleep through the most important events of his life.

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