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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.
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|Noun||1.||aphasic - 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|