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softening of the brain

noun, Pathology
1.
a softening of the cerebrum, caused by impairment of the blood supply; encephalomalacia.
2.
Informal. dementia associated with general paresis.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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softening of the brain

noun
1.
an abnormal softening of the tissues of the cerebrum characterized by various degrees of mental impairment
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