Dement meaning

dĭ-mĕnt
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To cause a person to lose intellectual capacity.
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To cause (a person) to become mentally deranged.
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To cause (a person) to lose intellectual capacity.
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To make insane.
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To cause a person to become mentally deranged.
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(obsolete) Insane, demented.
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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