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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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