Definition of aphasia
: loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words usually resulting from brain damage
aphasicplay \-zik\ noun or adjective
Recent Examples of aphasia from the Web
Now, afflicted with primary progressive aphasia, a type of degenerative dementia, Ms. Zausner can no longer prepare lobster in Champagne sauce from L’Auberge de L’Ill or salmon in sorrel sauce from Jean Troisgros.
In this curious form of aphasia, the subject is unable to distinguish between a discussion and a contest.
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Origin and Etymology of aphasia
New Latin, from Greek, from a- + -phasia
First Known Use: 1864See Words from the same year
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