American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or illness.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, loss of memory; specifically, a morbid condition in which the patient is unable to recall a word that is wanted, or, perhaps, understand it when spoken: a common form of aphasia (which see).
- n. [capitalized] In zoöl., a genus of coleopterous insects.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Forgetfulness; also, a defect of speech, from cerebral disease, in which the patient substitutes wrong words or names in the place of those he wishes to employ.
- n. partial or total loss of memory
- From modified Latin amnesia, from Ancient Greek ἀμνησία (amnēsia, "forgetfulness"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek amnēsiā, forgetfulness, probably from amnēstiā, from amnēstos, not remembered : a-, not; see a-1 + mimnēskein, mnē-, to remember; see men-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Okay, so, Dean knows his Angel enemas and maybe he figures amnesia is par for this particular course.”
“So poor Jamie Tyler sits there lingering in amnesia with the ever faithful Luke Smith by her side, Rose and the Doctor worried beyond belief at their daughter's condition, and the mystery of the Ganyites hanging over everybody, even though I know what it freaking is.”
“Some readers have suggested amnesia is a cop-out, a bad soap opera plot fix.”
“When it comes to the pain of childbirth, a little amnesia is a good thing.”
“She concludes he apparently suffers from a form of short term amnesia that does not allow him to make new memories more than five minutes old though his pre-flight remain okay.”
“And amnesia is the most cliche plot contrivance of the modern era.”
“But, then again, I suppose it's ultimately within the province of the fact-finder to determine whether the alleged case of amnesia is actually believable.”
“You guys 'amnesia is simply amazing, and a sure sign of naked and hypocritical partisanship.”
“All as a way of telling you that an epidemic of amnesia is sweeping our land.”
“All of the Antilles, every island, is an effort of memory; every mind, every racial biography culminating in amnesia and fog.”
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