The definition of amnesia is a medical condition when a person loses his entire memory or part of his memory; it is often caused by being extremely sick or having a brain injury.(noun)
An example of amnesia is when a person is in a car accident where they injured their head, and when they wake up at the hospital they can’t remember who they are or anything about their life.
Amnesia is defined as when a person conveniently pretends to not remember something since recalling it only works against them in some manner.(noun)
When a teenager tells their parents they will clean up their room, and when called on not doing it they claim to not remember having said such a thing, it is an example of amnesia.
See amnesia in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ModL < Gr amnēsia, forgetfulness < a-, not + mnasthai, to remember < IE base *men-, *mnā-, to think, be alert > man, L mens, mind
See amnesia in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Greek amnēsiā, forgetfulness
Origin: , probably from amnēstiā
Origin: , from amnēstos, not remembered
Origin: : a-, not; see a-1
Origin: + mimnēskein, mnē-, to remember; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
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