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false-memory syndrome

[fawls-mem-uh-ree] /ˈfɔlsˈmɛm ə ri/
noun
1.
a psychological condition in which a person believes that he or she remembers events that have not actually occurred.
Compare recovered memory.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95
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