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1. combating epilepsy.
2. a remedy for epilepsy.
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1. Preventing or arresting seizures.
2. An agent having such action.
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adjective Referring to an agent or effect that suppresses or inhibits seizures noun A general term for any agent that counters epilepsy, anticonvulsive therapy. See Convulsion, Epilepsy, Seizure disorder.
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1. Preventing or arresting epilepsy.
2. An agent having such action.
Synonym(s): antepileptic.
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