ament

1
[am-uh nt, ey-muh nt]
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noun Botany.


Nearby words

  1. amenophis,
  2. amenorrhea,
  3. amenorrhea-galactorrhea syndrome,
  4. amenorrhoea,
  5. amensalism,
  6. amentaceous,
  7. amental,
  8. amentia,
  9. amentiferous,
  10. amer.

Origin of ament

1
1785–95; < New Latin, Latin āmentum strap, thong

ament

2
[ey-ment, ey-muh nt]

noun

a person who has amentia.

Origin of ament

2
1890–95; < Latin āment- (stem of āmēns out of one's mind, mad), equivalent to ā- a-4 + ment-; see mental1

Related formsa·men·tal [ey-men-tl] /eɪˈmɛn tl/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ament

ament

1

noun

another name for catkin Also called: amentum (əˈmɛntəm)
Derived Formsamentaceous, adjectiveamentiferous, adjective

Word Origin for ament

C18: from Latin āmentum strap, thong

noun

psychiatry a mentally deficient person

Word Origin for ament

C19: from Latin āment-, āmens without mind; see amentia

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Word Origin and History for ament

ament

n.

"person born an idiot," 1894, from Latin amentia "madness," from amentem "mad," from a- "away from" + mentem "mind" (see mind (n.)).

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Medicine definitions for ament

ament

mĕnt′, āmənt]

n.

A person whose intellectual capacity remains undeveloped.

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Science definitions for ament

ament

[ămənt, āmənt]

See catkin.
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