Definitions

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  • n. Person who suffers from loss of memory (amnesia).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having lost memories, especially due to brain injury or mental shock; suffering from amnesia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. suffering from a partial loss of memory
  • n. a person suffering from amnesia

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Examples

  • They call the amnesiac Marc Blucas, AKA Riley from Buffy Jay and try to discover his identity as well as his connection to the gallery shooting.

    Castle – “The Fifth Bullet” – review

  • This occurs when what is called amnesiac walls begin to disintigrate allowing for memories of one or the other to pass back and forth.

    hazel8500

  • Domoic acid above threshold unsafe levels cause an escalating toxic reaction in humans called amnesiac shellfish poisoning, which can result in permanent damage or death.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News

  • Democratic Rep. John Spratt on Tuesday characterized the GOP statement that called him an "amnesiac" as "a sly, underhanded reference" to his ailment.

    GOP Attacks Rep. John Spratt: Republicans Call Congressman With Parkinson's 'Amnesiac'

  • What kind of amnesiac attention span do you think they have that they can't listen to an actor's speech without hitting the cellphone with an instant reaction to something that's still unspooling?

    Chicago Reader

  • Hell, Hawkeye was willing to sleep with her while she was an amnesiac, which is pretty creepy.)

    Written World

  • Characters include an amnesiac ex-hero who wants to spend a peaceful retirement with his family, a quasi-human killing machine, a spy desperate to betray his masters, and a harried female dictator.

    Dorothy June McVay Veal, March 1, 1922 – October 19, 2009

  • I dreamed of an ending that could put a spin on a life more vapid than warm tea or the long vowels uttered by amnesiac sailors against a howl of distant sea.

    Obituary

  • Emotions can outlast the memory of the facts on which those feelings are based, according to a study of amnesiac patients in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    Blueberries Slow Tumor Growth

  • A couple of years later as a reckless, hard-drinking sergeant, he meets a beautiful prostitute, the amnesiac Irma who's Florence's double, though their hair colour and voices are different.

    Le grand jeu

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