Dement Definition

dĭ-mĕnt
dement
verb
To make insane.
Webster's New World
To cause (a person) to become mentally deranged.
American Heritage
To cause (a person) to lose intellectual capacity.
American Heritage
To cause a person to become mentally deranged.
American Heritage Medicine
To cause a person to lose intellectual capacity.
American Heritage Medicine
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adjective

(obsolete) Insane, demented.

Wiktionary
noun

An insane person, or one afflicted with dementia.

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Origin of Dement

  • Late Latin dēmentāre from Latin dēmēns dēment- senseless dē- de- mēns mind men-1 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French dément, from Latin demens

    From Wiktionary

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