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Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain from injury or disease.

[Greek, from aphatos, speechless : a-, not; see a-1 + phatos, spoken, speakable (from phanai, to speak; see -phasia).]

a·pha′si·ac′ (-zē-ăk′) n.
a·pha′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphasic - someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand languageaphasic - someone affected by aphasia or inability to use or understand language
handicapped person - a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially
Adj.1.aphasic - related to or affected by aphasia; "aphasic speech"
2.aphasic - unable to speak because of a brain lesion
inarticulate, unarticulate - without or deprived of the use of speech or words; "inarticulate beasts"; "remained stupidly inarticulate and saying something noncommittal"; "inarticulate with rage"; "an inarticulate cry"


nAphasiker(in) m(f)
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for the linguistic rehabilitation of aphasic stroke victims.
an aphasic enunciation of what appears without one's knowing where it came from (from what obscure debt or writing of the body), without one's knowing how it could be said except through the other's voice.
Goodwin, Charles (1995) "Co-constructing meaning in conversations with an aphasic man".
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