Dementia Definition

dĭ-mĕnshə
noun
Insanity; madness.
Webster's New World
A disorder of the mind affecting perception, memory, and judgment, characterized by reduced ability to remember, control muscular movements, recognize familiar objects and sounds, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Dementia

Noun

Singular:
dementia
Plural:
dementias

Origin of Dementia

  • Latin dēmentia madness from dēmēns dēment- senseless dement

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

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