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confabulation

noun con·fab·u·la·tion \ kən-ˌfab-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌkän- \

medical Definition of confabulation

: 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

play \kən-ˈfab-yə-ˌlāt\ intransitive verb confabulated; confabulating

confabulatory

play \-yə-lə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\ adjective

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