demented

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adjective de·ment·ed \di-ˈmen-təd\

Definition of demented

  1. 1 :  mad, insane a demented criminal

  2. 2 :  suffering from or exhibiting cognitive dementia treating demented patients

dementedly

adverb

dementedness

noun

Examples of demented in a Sentence

  1. Many of the patients there were demented.

  2. In the movie, he plays a demented man trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles.

  3. Her demented ramblings are a symptom of her illness.

  4. He gave me a demented little smile.

  5. parents who are almost demented with worry

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Origin and Etymology of demented

see dementia


DEMENTED Defined for English Language Learners

demented

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adjective

Definition of demented for English Language Learners

  • : not able to think clearly or to understand what is real and what is not real : crazy or insane


DEMENTED Defined for Kids

demented

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adjective de·ment·ed \di-ˈmen-təd\

Definition of demented for Students

  1. :  insane 1, mad


Medical Dictionary

demented

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adjective de·ment·ed \di-ˈment-əd\

Medical Definition of demented

  1. :  suffering from or exhibiting cognitive dementia

dementedly

adverb

dementedness

noun


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