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amnesiac

[am-nee-zhee-ak, -zee-] /æmˈni ʒiˌæk, -zi-/
noun
1.
a person affected by amnesia.
adjective
2.
Also, amnesic
[am-nee-sik, -zik] /æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk/ (Show IPA)
. displaying the symptoms of amnesia.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; amnesi(a) + -ac, after such pairs as mania, maniac
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Examples from the web for amnesiac
  • It highlights the way in which other countries are complacent or amnesiac about their history.
  • The great thing about shamelessness is that in an amnesiac culture, it works.
  • She has wandered aimlessly as an amnesiac and been kidnaped by aliens.
  • In amnesiac revery it is easy to overlook the services that ecosystems provide humanity.
Word Origin and History for amnesiac
n.

"one affected by amnesia," 1913, from amnesia (q.v.).

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amnesiac in Medicine

amnesiac am·ne·si·ac (ām-nē'zē-āk', -zhē-āk')
n.
One who is afflicted with amnesia.

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