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NARCOLEPSY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does narcolepsy mean? 

NARCOLEPSY (noun)
  The noun NARCOLEPSY has 1 sense:

1. a sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep

  Familiarity information: NARCOLEPSY used as a noun is very rare.


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NARCOLEPSY (noun)


Sense 1narcolepsy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sleep disorder characterized by sudden and uncontrollable episodes of deep sleep

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

he believes that narcolepsy is attributable to an inability to suppress REM sleep during waking

Hypernyms ("narcolepsy" is a kind of...):

hypersomnia (an inability to stay awake)


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