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noun am·ne·sia \am-ˈnē-zhə\

Medical Definition of AMNESIA

:  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>
:  a gap in one's memory <an amnesia concerning her high-school years>
July 02, 2015
apprehension Hear it
comprehension or the fear of future evil
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