Amnesia meaning

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Amnesia is defined as when a person conveniently pretends to not remember something since recalling it only works against them in some manner.

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.

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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.

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.

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Partial or total loss of memory, usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or illness.
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Partial or total loss of memory caused as by brain injury or by shock.
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Loss of memory, usually resulting from shock, psychological disturbance, brain injury, or illness.
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Partial or total loss of memory, usually caused by brain injury or shock.
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(pathology) Loss of memory; forgetfulness.
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Origin of amnesia

  • Greek amnēsiā forgetfulness probably alteration of amnēstiā from amnēstos not remembered a- not a–1 mimnēskein mnē- to remember men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From modified Latin amnesia, from Ancient Greek ἀμνησία (amnēsia, “forgetfulness”).

    From Wiktionary