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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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