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amnesia

noun am·ne·sia \am-ˈnē-zhə\

medical : a condition in which a person is unable to remember things because of brain injury, shock, or illness

Full Definition of AMNESIA

1
:  loss of memory due usually to brain injury, shock, fatigue, repression, or illness
2
:  a gap in one's memory
3
:  the selective overlooking or ignoring of events or acts that are not favorable or useful to one's purpose or position
am·ne·si·ac \-zhē-ˌak, -zē-\ or am·ne·sic \-zik, -sik\ adjective or noun

Origin of AMNESIA

New Latin, from Greek amnēsia forgetfulness, alteration of amnēstia
First Known Use: 1618

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amnesia

noun am·ne·sia \am-ˈnē-zhə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMNESIA

1
:  loss of memory sometimes including the memory of personal identity due to brain injury, shock, fatigue, repression, or illness or sometimes induced by anesthesia <a period of amnesia after the wreck>
2
:  a gap in one's memory <an amnesia concerning her high-school years>

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