confabulation

noun

con·​fab·​u·​la·​tion kən-ˌfab-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌkän- How to pronounce confabulation (audio)
: a filling in of gaps in memory through the creation of false memories by an individual who is affected with a memory disorder (as Korsakoff syndrome) and is unaware that the fabricated memories are inaccurate and false
confabulate intransitive verb
confabulated; confabulating
confabulatory adjective

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“Confabulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/confabulation. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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