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brain damage

Syllabification: brain dam·age

Definition of brain damage in English:

noun

Injury to the brain that impairs its functions, especially permanently.
Example sentences
  • This can lead to convulsions, seizures and permanent brain damage in some.
  • It is feared he has suffered permanent brain damage from his injuries.
  • I had a friend whose little girl was born with severe brain damage and suffers from Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy.

Derivatives

brain-damaged

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adjective
Example sentences
  • In each of the brain-damaged patients, the sound of the voice prompted a pattern of brain activity similar to that of the healthy participants.
  • Some say that the biggest losers in litigation over brain-damaged babies are the parents of children whose cases are rejected by lawyers.
  • For each subject, the index is the proportion of tests that have resulted in the range characteristic of brain-damaged subjects.

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