recovered memory

noun

Definition of recovered memory

  1. :  a memory of a traumatic event (such as sexual abuse) experienced typically during childhood that is forgotten and then recalled many years later that is sometimes held to be an invalid or false remembrance generated by outside influence

1941

First Known Use of recovered memory

1941


Medical Dictionary

recovered memory

noun

Medical Definition of recovered memory

  1. :  a forgotten memory of a traumatic event (as sexual abuse) experienced typically during childhood and recalled many years later that is sometimes held to be an invalid or false remembrance generated by outside influence


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