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Pronunciation: strok


  1. Any acute clinical event, related to impairment of cerebral circulation, that lasts longer than 24 hours.
  2. A harmful discharge of lightning, particularly one that affects a human being.
  3. A pulsation.
  4. To pass the hand or any instrument gently over a surface.
  5. A gliding movement over a surface.

Synonym(s): apoplexy, brain attack

[A.S. strac]

See Also: stroking

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