1) ADJ-GRADED Someone who is epileptic suffers from epilepsy.

He was epileptic and refused to take medication for his condition.

An epileptic is someone who is epileptic.

His wife is an epileptic.

2) ADJ: ADJ n An epileptic fit is caused by epilepsy.

He suffered an epileptic fit...

Paula had never seen an epileptic seizure.

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