apoplectic /ˌapəˈplɛktɪk/

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I. adjective

1.
‹informal› overcome with anger; furious

Mark was apoplectic with rage at the decision.
2.
‹dated› relating to or denoting apoplexy (stroke)

an apoplectic attack.
II. derivatives

apoplectically
adverb


– origin early 17th cent.: from French apoplectique or late Latin apoplecticus, from Greek apoplēktikos, from apoplēssein ‘disable by a stroke’.

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