aphasic

adjective
apha·​sic | \ ə-ˈfā-zik How to pronounce aphasic (audio) \

Definition of aphasic

: of, relating to, or affected by aphasia : involving or exhibiting loss or impairment of the power to use or comprehend words aphasic patients aphasic speech

First Known Use of aphasic

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aphasic

borrowed from French aphasique, from aphasie aphasia + -ique -ic entry 1

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The first known use of aphasic was in 1866

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“Aphasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphasic. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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aphasic

adjective
apha·​sic | \ ə-ˈfā-zik How to pronounce aphasic (audio) \

Medical Definition of aphasic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or affected with aphasia

aphasic

noun
variants: or aphasiac \ ə-​ˈfā-​z(h)ē-​ˌak How to pronounce aphasiac (audio) \

Medical Definition of aphasic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual affected with aphasia

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