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aphasic

[uh-fey-zik, -sik] /əˈfeɪ zɪk, -sɪk/ Pathology
adjective
1.
pertaining to or affected with aphasia.
noun
2.
Also, aphasiac
[uh-fey-zee-ak] /əˈfeɪ ziˌæk/ (Show IPA)
. a person affected with aphasia.
Origin of aphasic
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; aphas(ia) + -ic
Related forms
nonaphasiac, noun
nonaphasic, adjective, noun
unaphasic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for aphasiac

aphasic

1868 (n.); 1892 (adj.), from aphasia + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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