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confabulation

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noun con·fab·u·la·tion \kən-ˌfab-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌkän-\

Medical Definition of confabulation

  1. :  a filling in of gaps in memory through the creation of false memories by an individual who is affected with a memory disorder (as Korsakoff syndrome) and is unaware that the fabricated memories are inaccurate and false

confabulate \kən-ˈfab-yə-ˌlāt\play intransitive verb confabulated; confabulating
confabulatory \-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\play adjective



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