memory lapse

noun

Definition of memory lapse

: a period of time when a person forgets things that he or she should have remembered As he grew older he began to have memory lapses.

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“Memory lapse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/memory%20lapse. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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