loss of a large block of interrelated memories; complete or partial loss of memory caused by brain injury, shock, etc.
On the negative side, the sheer tonnage of opinions can overwhelm and cause a degree of amnesia.
The Best Columns of the Year John Avlon December 30, 2013
The question of how to combat 9/11 amnesia while moving forward can feel like a Zen koan.
Bush Wrecked 9/11 John Avlon September 9, 2009
There is a heist motif running through the film and an amnesia motif and a noirish femme fatale motif too.
Danny Boyle, Director of ‘Trance,’ On His Favorite Psychological Thrillers Danny Boyle April 1, 2013
But how many sleep-deprived nights are you prepared to spend in nightspots like Les Caves du Roy, amnesia, or Billionaire?
Simon de Pury: Visiting 16 Studios of Los Angeles’s Top Artists Simon de Pury August 26, 2013
Forbes said she “imposed a form of amnesia” on herself after production on the first season of The Killing wrapped.
Michelle Forbes’ Good Grief Jace Lacob May 21, 2011
Now if you let me out and I’m the first case that don’t get amnesia, I can tell the world about all this.
At the Post Horace Leonard Gold
In a lesser degree, amnesia only affects limited periods of life.
Metapsychical Phenomena J. Maxwell
For the name of the princess there is amnesia, as well as for the reason for his moon walking.
Sleep Walking and Moon Walking Isidor Isaak Sadger
What idiosyncracies of the narrator were concomitant products of amnesia?
Ulysses James Joyce
This is the breaking point, the moment when amnesia intervenes.
When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton
a defect in memory, esp one resulting from pathological cause, such as brain damage or hysteria
“loss of memory,” 1786 (as a Greek word in English from 1670s), Modern Latin, coined from Greek amnesia “forgetfulness,” from a-, privative prefix, “not” (see a- (3)) + mimneskesthai “to recall, cause to remember,” a reduplicated form related to Greek mnemnon “mindful,” mneme “memory,” mnasthai “to remember;” from PIE root *men- “to think, remember” (see mind (n.)).
amnesia am·ne·sia (ām-nē’zhə)
The loss or impairment of memory.
Partial or total loss of memory, usually caused by brain injury or shock.
A loss of memory, especially one brought on by some distressing or shocking experience.
Note: A common variant is selective amnesia; the term is applied to public officials who, when questioned about alleged wrongdoing, profess that they cannot remember.
a person affected by amnesia. Also, amnesic [am-nee-sik, -zik] /æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk/ (Show IPA). displaying the symptoms of amnesia. Contemporary Examples Some have compared him with Jason Bourne, the amnesiac contract assassin who made Matt Damon a household name. Has Bond Lost His Balls? Matthew Oshinsky November 2, 2008 “You can’t compare babies to amnesiac […]
a person affected by amnesia. Also, amnesic [am-nee-sik, -zik] /æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk/ (Show IPA). displaying the symptoms of amnesia. Historical Examples It is that of Louis V., a severe male hysteric with amnesic alternating character. Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology C. G. Jung “Imitate it,” directed Mrs. Vail, and to the best of my ability […]
- Amnestic aphasia
amnestic aphasia amnestic aphasia or amnesic aphasia n. The inability to find specific words or name objects.
loss of a large block of interrelated memories; complete or partial loss of memory caused by brain injury, shock, etc. Contemporary Examples Key actions: Thinking fond, amnestic thoughts about the last snow day. So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm Kelly Williams Brown February 14, 2014 noun a defect in memory, esp one […]