Definition of amnesia
- … Americans seemed to develop a willful forgetfulness about the nation's longest military conflict, an amnesia that lasted for nearly a decade.
- —Alan Brinkley
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First Known Use: 1772See Words from the same year
medical : a condition in which a person is unable to remember things because of brain injury, shock, or illness
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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