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recovered memory

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A memory of an experience, especially a traumatic one, that is recalled after an often lengthy period of repression.
  • n. An imagined event believed to be recalled as such a memory.

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  • n. a repressed memory, sometimes one of sexual abuse

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