recovered memory definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A memory of an experience, especially a traumatic one, that is recalled after an often lengthy period of repression.
- An imagined event believed to be recalled as such a memory.
recovered memory - Medical Definition
A memory that has been restored from the unconscious to the conscious mind, especially one of a traumatic childhood event.