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noun de·men·tia \di-ˈmen-chə\

Medical Definition of DEMENTIA

:  a usually progressive condition (as Alzheimer's disease) marked by the development of multiple cognitive deficits (as memory impairment, aphasia, and inability to plan and initiate complex behavior)
de·men·tial \-chəl\ adjective
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