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word deafness

noun, Pathology
1.
inability to comprehend the meanings of words though they are heard, caused by lesions of the auditory center of the brain.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
Related forms
word-deaf, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for worddeaf

word deafness

noun
1.
loss of ability to understand spoken words, esp as the result of a cerebral lesion Also called auditory aphasia
Derived Forms
word-deaf, adjective
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worddeaf in Medicine

word deafness n.
Aphasia in which the meaning of ordinary spoken words becomes incomprehensible.

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