confabulation

noun
con·​fab·​u·​la·​tion | \ kən-ˌfab-yə-ˈlā-shən, ˌkän- How to pronounce confabulation (audio) \

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

Other Words from confabulation

confabulate \ kən-​ˈfab-​yə-​ˌlāt How to pronounce confabulation (audio) \ intransitive verb confabulated; confabulating
confabulatory \ -​yə-​lə-​ˌtōr-​ē, -​ˌtȯr-​ How to pronounce confabulation (audio) \ adjective

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“Confabulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/confabulation. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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