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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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Word Origin and History for amnesic
adj.

"pertaining to amnesia," 1863; see amnesia + -ic.

amnesiac

n.

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

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amnesic in Medicine

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

amnesic am·ne·sic (ām-nē'zĭk, -sĭk)
adj.
Relating to or affected with amnesia.

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