worddeaf

word deafness

noun Pathology.
inability to comprehend the meanings of words though they are heard, caused by lesions of the auditory center of the brain.

Origin:
1885–90

word-deaf, adjective
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word deafness
 
n
Also called: auditory aphasia loss of ability to understand spoken words, esp as the result of a cerebral lesion
 
'word-deaf
 
adj

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

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