Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable, though often brief, attacks of deep sleep, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A condition characterized by a tendency to fall into a short sleep on all occasions.
  • noun Petit mal, when presenting a simple brief loss of consciousness.

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  • noun pathology A disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep, often brief, sometimes accompanied by paralysis and hallucinations

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep

Etymologies

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narco- + -lepsy

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