amnesia definition

  • noun:
    • Partial or complete loss of memory, generally caused by shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or infection.
    • loss in memory; forgetfulness.
    • Forgetfulness; additionally, a defect of speech, from cerebral condition, where client substitutes incorrect terms or names rather than those he wants to hire.
    • In pathology, loss of memory; particularly, a morbid symptom in that the client is not able to remember a word that's wanted, or, maybe, comprehend it whenever talked: a typical as a type of aphasia (which see).
    • [capitalized] In zoöl., a genus of coleopterous pests.
    • limited or complete loss of memory

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