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Partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or illness.

[Greek amnēsiā, forgetfulness, probably alteration of amnēstiā, from amnēstos, not remembered : a-, not; see a-1 + mimnēskein, mnē-, to remember; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

am·ne′si·ac′ (-nē′zē-ăk′, -zhē-ăk′), am·ne′sic (-zĭk, -sĭk) n. & adj.
am·nes′tic (-nĕs′tĭk) adj.


(æmˈni ʒiˌæk, -zi-)

1. a person affected by amnesia.
2. Also, am•ne•sic (æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk) displaying the symptoms of amnesia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amnesiac - a person suffering from amnesiaamnesiac - a person suffering from amnesia  
handicapped person - a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially
Adj.1.amnesiac - suffering from a partial loss of memoryamnesiac - suffering from a partial loss of memory
unmindful, forgetful, mindless - not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw


Unable to remember:


A. ADJamnésico
B. Namnésico/a m/f


adj [person] → amnésique
namnésique mf
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But I'm glad you're in good spirits, and are hunting bears, and working, and interested.
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In a few states, citizens voted to stop hunting bears over bait and using dogs to hunt bears and mountain lions.
HIS family were more used to hunting bears and killing wolves.
At times I was hunting bears, although they still looked like woodchucks after I shot them.
Some say that male bears killed the mothers as it is a usual occurrence while others say that the young beasts may have lost their mothers because of a moratorium on hunting bears.
The 1994 initiative bans the use of bait in hunting bears and prohibits using dogs to hunt cougars.
BEARS Humans have been hunting bears for food since God was a lad and it's still popular in North America and Russia.
However, it was my first time hunting bears, so I spent most of the morning second-guessing the sequence.
That's almost certainly due, at least in part, to a state regulation that prohibits hunting bears over bait, said Pope and Young's executive secretary, Kevin Hisey The top record-book bear states and provinces, namely Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba and Wisconsin, all allow baiting.
Essentials It was initially bred as an Imperial guard dog and then used a fighting dog and for hunting bears and deer.