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ament

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[ am-uhnt, ey-muhnt ]
/ ˈæm ənt, ˈeɪ mənt /
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noun Botany.
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Origin of ament

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

Other definitions for ament (2 of 2)

ament2
[ ey-ment, ey-muhnt ]
/ ˈeɪ mɛnt, ˈeɪ mənt /

noun
a person who has amentia.

Origin of ament

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ament

a·men·tal [ey-men-tl], /eɪˈmɛn tl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ament (1 of 2)

ament1
/ (ˈæmənt, ˈeɪmənt) /

noun
another name for catkin Also called: amentum (əˈmɛntəm)

Derived forms of ament

amentaceous, adjectiveamentiferous, adjective

Word Origin for ament

C18: from Latin āmentum strap, thong

British Dictionary definitions for ament (2 of 2)

ament2
/ (æˈmɛnt, ˈeɪmənt) /

noun
psychiatry a mentally deficient person

Word Origin for ament

C19: from Latin āment-, āmens without mind; see amentia
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Scientific definitions for ament

ament
[ ămənt, āmənt ]

See catkin.
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