Definition of amnesia in English:

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Pronunciation: /amˈniːzɪə/


[mass noun]
A partial or total loss of memory: they were suffering from amnesia
More example sentences
  • He was suffering from total amnesia and dementia praecox and was duly incarcerated in an asylum in Rodez in central France.
  • Total amnesia may also result from a medical operation that goes wrong.
  • Reports by patients of memory loss are of the erasing of autobiographical memories or retrograde amnesia.


Late 18th century: from Greek amnēsia 'forgetfulness'.

Words that rhyme with amnesia

anaesthesia (US anesthesia), analgesia, freesia, Indonesia, Silesia, synaesthesia

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