a person affected by amnesia.
[am-nee-sik, -zik] /æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk/ (Show IPA). displaying the symptoms of amnesia.
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 adults,” says Rovee-Collier.
What Your Baby Remembers Heather Turgeon November 8, 2010
“Welcome to the amnesiac wing,” he begins, in the voice of a tour guide.
The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure Joe Morgenstern August 15, 2014
“one affected by amnesia,” 1913, from amnesia (q.v.).
amnesiac am·ne·si·ac (ām-nē’zē-āk’, -zhē-āk’)
One who is afflicted with amnesia.
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 […]
- Amnestic syndrome
amnestic syndrome amnestic syndrome n. An organic brain syndrome marked by short-term memory disturbance.