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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.
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am•ne•si•ac(æmˈni ʒiˌæk, -zi-)
1. a person affected by amnesia.adj.
2. Also, am•ne•sic (æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk) displaying the symptoms of amnesia.
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|Noun||1.||amnesiac - 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 memory|
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