from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or having aments or catkins.
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I obviously grew up in a much different time than you and as such have different values and ideas. about the psyciatric community I will just say that when I was young homosexuality was listed as amental disorder and from what reading I have done about the subject I believe that the decision to un list as such was done under pressure.
"I had amental breakdown ... hyper ventaliting and yelling," he wrote.