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ament1

[am-uh nt, ey-muh nt] /ˈæm ənt, ˈeɪ mənt/
noun, Botany
1.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Neo-Latin, Latin āmentum strap, thong

ament2

[ey-ment, ey-muh nt] /ˈeɪ mɛnt, ˈeɪ mənt/
noun
1.
a person who has amentia.
Origin
1890-95; < Latin āment- (stem of āmēns out of one's mind, mad), equivalent to ā- a-4 + ment-; see mental
Related forms
amental
[ey-men-tl] /eɪˈmɛn tl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ament

ament1

/ˈæmənt; ˈeɪmənt/
noun
1.
another name for catkin Also called amentum (əˈmɛntəm)
Derived Forms
amentaceous, adjective
amentiferous, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from Latin āmentum strap, thong

ament2

/æˈmɛnt; ˈeɪmənt/
noun
1.
(psychiatry) a mentally deficient person
Word Origin
C19: from Latin āment-, āmens without mind; see amentia
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Word Origin and History for ament
n.

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

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ament in Medicine

ament a·ment (ā'měnt', ā'mənt)
n.
A person whose intellectual capacity remains undeveloped.

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ament in Science
ament
  (ām'ənt, ā'mənt)   
See catkin.
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