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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or suffering from amnesia
  • n. A person suffering from amnesia

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to amnesia.
  • adj. Same as amnesiac.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or characterized by amnesia or loss of memory: as, amnesic aphasia.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or caused by amnesia
  • adj. suffering from a partial loss of memory
  • n. a person suffering from amnesia


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  • The study only included patients with a form of MCI called amnesic MCI. therefore the results may not apply to other types of MCI.


  • The Republican "Party of No" strategy has turned some public opinion in their favor, at least with a large evidently amnesic demographic of people who didn't care one bit about deficits and debt under Bush but suddenly found righteous anger once Obama took office.

    Robbie Gennet: Bankrupting the New Deal: Why Republicans Are The Party of Failure

  • Studying the brains of amnesic patients has revealed that, while most regions of the brain play a role in memory, some areas are more crucial than others.

    What are memories made of?

  • Despite being unable to form new long-term memories, many amnesic patients can still access long-term memories formed before the brain damage was inflicted.

    What are memories made of?

  • However, amnesic patients can show an astounding array of mnemonic abilities, such as learning new skills and habits.

    What are memories made of?

  • Harmful Algal Blooms are defined as a variety of microscopic and macroscopic marine algae that produce toxic effects on humans and other organisms; physical impairment of fish and shellfish; nuisance conditions from odors and discoloration of waters or habitats. 7HAB can cause neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP), paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) in humans.

    Fish poisonings and envenomations

  • In actuality, it was a water-soluble capsule filled with an amnesic substance called Flunitrazepam, or Rohypnol, the date rape drug.

    The Athena Project

  • Nothing eats them, they get bigger and better every year, and they have an amazing amnesic quality making you forget the bad weather of the previous months.

    Daffodils 2010 « Fairegarden

  • Only Vivian had hung on, though it broke her heart every time to find out all about someone who seemed just right only to have David act mildly amnesic the next time she asked after her.

    Starting from Scratch

  • Oh well, amnesic Clinton cocktail drinkers are in a league of their own! sheryl

    Clinton supporters to swarm DC over Florida and Michigan


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