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A form of aphasia in which the meaning of ordinary spoken words becomes incomprehensible.
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(Pathology) loss of ability to understand spoken words, esp as the result of a cerebral lesion. Also called: auditory aphasia
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|Noun||1.||word deafness - an impairment in understanding spoken language that is not attributable to hearing loss|
aphasia - inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion
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