Definition Of apoplexy

noun

unconsciousness or incapacity resulting from a cerebral hemorrhage or stroke.

In modern usage, apoplexy and stroke are synonymous terms, referring to sudden and lasting impairment of brain function caused by obstruction of or haemorrhage from the cerebral blood vessels.

Example Of apoplexy

  • Although the number of strikes is still at an all-time low, the fact that they are rising, and impacting on virtually every area of public services has sent the political establishment into apoplexy .

  • And rather conveniently, there is every chance that the drive to get to one will have put you in just the right mood: apoplexy .

  • Browne died of apoplexy

  • But his methods are so boneheaded and his argument so incoherent, it's impossible to tell what he wants to do besides humiliate his actors, insult lesbians and drive his defenders into a state of apoplexy .

  • Having thrown the dictionary into the nearest skip in a rage of apoplexy at its inadequacy, however, I resolve to plough on nonetheless.


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