recovered memory


recovered memory

noun

Definition of RECOVERED MEMORY

:  a memory of a traumatic event (as sexual abuse) experienced typically during childhood that is forgotten and then recalled many years later that is sometimes held to be an invalid or false remembrance generated by outside influence

First Known Use of RECOVERED MEMORY

1941

recovered memory

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RECOVERED MEMORY

: a forgotten memory of a traumatic event (as sexual abuse) experienced typically during childhood and recalled many years later that is sometimes held to be an invalid or false remembrance generated by outside influence

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