Ament



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a person who has amentia.
Historical Examples

And when thou readest the second formula, if it be that thou art in ament thou takest thy form of earth again.
Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13 Various

I got one suit and took the rest out in ament’s old garments, which didn’t fit me in any noticeable way.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

Fund′ament, the lower part or seat of the body; Fundamental′ity.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M) Various

When he had been with ament little more than a year Sam had become office favorite and chief standby.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

Sam’s two years at ament’s were now complete, and Orion induced him to take employment on the Journal.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

The despatch made Mr. ament say a great deal more than this, but the gist here is enough.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

Then it suddenly developed that the cable report had “grossly exaggerated” the amount of Mr. ament’s collections.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

The little boy Sam, at twelve, was apprenticed to a printer named ament.
The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 1, 1853-1866 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Clemens in the same paper replied that such was not his intent, that Mr. ament in his report had simply arraigned himself.
Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete Albert Bigelow Paine

He remained with ament until his brother Orion bought out a small paper in Hannibal in 1850.
The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 1, 1853-1866 Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

noun
another name for catkin Also called amentum (əˈmɛntəm)
noun
(psychiatry) a mentally deficient person
n.

“person born an idiot,” 1894, from Latin amentia “madness,” from amentem “mad,” from a- “away from” + mentem “mind” (see mind (n.)).

ament a·ment (ā’měnt’, ā’mənt)
n.
A person whose intellectual capacity remains undeveloped.
ament
(ām’ənt, ā’mənt)
See catkin.

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