[ey-men-shuh, uh-men-]
noun Psychiatry.
lack of intellectual development; imbecility; severe mental retardation.

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin, equivalent to āment- (see ament2) + -ia -ia Unabridged
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amentia (əˈmɛnʃə)
Compare dementia severe mental deficiency, usually congenital
[C14: from Latin: insanity, from āmēns mad, from mēns mind]

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amentia a·men·tia (ā-měn'shə, -shē-ə, ə-měn'-)
Insufficient mental development or functioning.

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