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am·ne·sia

 (ăm-nē′zhə)
n.
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.

amnesia

(æmˈniːzjə; -ʒjə; -zɪə)
n
(Medicine) a defect in memory, esp one resulting from a pathological cause, such as brain damage or hysteria
[C19: via New Latin from Greek: forgetfulness, probably from amnēstia oblivion; see amnesty]
amnesiac, amnesic adj, n

am•ne•sia

(æmˈni ʒə)

n.
loss of a large block of interrelated memories; complete or partial loss of memory caused by brain injury, shock, etc.
[1780–90; < New Latin < Greek amnēsía, variant of amnēstía oblivion. See amnesty]
am•nes′tic (-ˈnɛs tɪk) adj.

am·ne·sia

(ăm-nē′zhə)
A partial or total loss of memory, usually caused by shock or brain injury.

amnesia

a loss or lack of memory. — amnesiac, n. — amnesie, adj.
See also: Memory

amnesia

1. Memory loss, sometimes due to a blow on the head or some other damage to brain function, or to neurotic disorder as a result of inner conflict.
2. The inability to memorize and/or to recall previously memorized information. This can be caused by damage to the brain resulting from physical injury or disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amnesia - partial or total loss of memoryamnesia - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
anterograde amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately following a trauma; sometimes in effect for events during and for a long time following the trauma
retrograde amnesia - loss of memory for events immediately preceding a trauma
forgetfulness - tendency to forget
selective amnesia - amnesia about particular events that is very convenient for the person who cannot remember; "why do politicians always develop selective amnesia when questioned about their transgressions?"
transient global amnesia - memory disorder seen in middle aged and elderly persons; characterized by an episode of amnesia and bewilderment that lasts for several hours; person is otherwise alert and intellectually active
Translations
فُقْدان الذَّاكِرَه، نِسْيان
amnézie
amnesihukommelsessvigthukommelsestab
amnezija
emlékezetvesztés
óminni
amnezijaatminties netekimas
amnēzijaatmiņas zudums
amnezie
amnézia
amnezihafıza kaybı

amnesia

[æmˈniːzɪə] Namnesia f

amnesia

[æmˈniːziə] namnésie f
to have amnesia → être amnésique
to suffer from amnesia → souffrir d'amnésie
selective amnesia → amnésie sélective
collective amnesia → amnésie collective

amnesia

amnesia

[æmˈniːzɪə] namnesia

amnesia

(ӕmˈniːziə) noun
loss of memory. After falling on his head he suffered from amnesia.

am·ne·si·a

n. amnesia, pérdida de la memoria.

amnesia

n amnesia
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