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Meaning of AMNESIA

Pronunciation:  am'neezhu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"

AMNESIA is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: blackout, memory loss
 See Also: anterograde amnesia, cognitive state, forgetfulness, posttraumatic amnesia, retrograde amnesia, selective amnesia, state of mind, transient global amnesia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Am*ne"si*a\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? to
remember.] (Med.)
Forgetfulness; also, a defect of speech, from cerebral
disease, in which the patient substitutes wrong words or
names in the place of those he wishes to employ. --Quian.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: An impairment or lack of memory. Amnesia after a trauma event can be either antegrade (lack of memory related to events occurring after the event) or retrograde (lack of memory related to events occurring before the event).
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the condition in which one's memory is lost due to disease or psychological or physical trauma.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agnosia, blackout, catalepsy, cataplexy, catatonic stupor, daydreaming, daze, dream state, fugue, fugue state, hypnotic trance, loss of memory, reverie, sleepwalking, somnambulism, stupor, trance, word deafness