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From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] apoplēcticus (possibly via French apoplectique) from Ancient Greek ἀποπληκτικός (apoplēktikos) < ἀπόπληκτος (apoplēktos) < ἀποπλήσσω (apoplēssō) < ἀπό (apo) "of, from" + πλήσσω (plēssō) "I strike".
Adjectiveapoplectic (not comparable)
- Of, or relating to apoplexy.
- Extremely angry or furious to the point of being unable to move or speak.
- (archaic) Effused with blood.
- 1960 — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, ch 11
- Once she heard Jem refer to our father as 'Atticus' and her reaction was apoplectic.
- 2005 — (author?), The New Yorker, (page?) (12 Dec)
- "Speak of the devil—he marches through the door, and becomes apoplectic when he learns of the upheaval."
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