dement

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de·ment

 (dĭ-mĕnt′)
tr.v. de·ment·ed, de·ment·ing, de·ments
1. To cause (a person) to become mentally deranged.
2. To cause (a person) to lose intellectual capacity.

[Late Latin dēmentāre, from Latin dēmēns, dēment-, senseless : dē-, de- + mēns, mind; see men- in Indo-European roots.]
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dement

(dɪˈmɛnt)
vb
1. (Pathology) (intr) to deteriorate mentally, esp because of old age
2. (Psychiatry) (tr) rare to drive mad; make insane
[C16: from Late Latin dēmentāre to drive mad, from Latin de- + mēns mind]
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dement


Past participle: demented
Gerund: dementing

Imperative
dement
dement
Present
I dement
you dement
he/she/it dements
we dement
you dement
they dement
Preterite
I demented
you demented
he/she/it demented
we demented
you demented
they demented
Present Continuous
I am dementing
you are dementing
he/she/it is dementing
we are dementing
you are dementing
they are dementing
Present Perfect
I have demented
you have demented
he/she/it has demented
we have demented
you have demented
they have demented
Past Continuous
I was dementing
you were dementing
he/she/it was dementing
we were dementing
you were dementing
they were dementing
Past Perfect
I had demented
you had demented
he/she/it had demented
we had demented
you had demented
they had demented
Future
I will dement
you will dement
he/she/it will dement
we will dement
you will dement
they will dement
Future Perfect
I will have demented
you will have demented
he/she/it will have demented
we will have demented
you will have demented
they will have demented
Future Continuous
I will be dementing
you will be dementing
he/she/it will be dementing
we will be dementing
you will be dementing
they will be dementing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dementing
you have been dementing
he/she/it has been dementing
we have been dementing
you have been dementing
they have been dementing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dementing
you will have been dementing
he/she/it will have been dementing
we will have been dementing
you will have been dementing
they will have been dementing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dementing
you had been dementing
he/she/it had been dementing
we had been dementing
you had been dementing
they had been dementing
Conditional
I would dement
you would dement
he/she/it would dement
we would dement
you would dement
they would dement
Past Conditional
I would have demented
you would have demented
he/she/it would have demented
we would have demented
you would have demented
they would have demented
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References in classic literature ?
The only fear they entertain of attack is from the green Martians or some demented red man, as all Barsoomians realize that the very existence of every form of life of Mars is dependent upon the uninterrupted working of this plant.
Scarcely were we clear when the foremast dropped down on the fastenings, dashing the jib-boom into the water with its load of demented human beings.
The meagre but sufficient identification of the deceased; the impudent candor of confession; the brutal anathema; the ludicrous change of sex and sentiment--all marked this record as the work of one who must have been at least as much demented as bereaved.
He rose and, putting his hand on my shoulder, laughed like one demented as he said:
Then the great bulls in the center of the arena felt the mighty fangs of their demented fellow, and with one accord they melted into the black shadows of the overhanging forest.