ament

1
[ am-uh nt, ey-muh nt ]
/ ˈæm ənt, ˈeɪ mənt /
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noun Botany.

Origin of ament

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

Definition for ament (2 of 2)

ament

2
[ ey-ment, ey-muh nt ]
/ ˈeɪ mɛnt, ˈeɪ mənt /

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 forms

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

ament

1
/ (ˈæmənt, ˈeɪmənt) /

noun

another name for catkin Also called: amentum (əˈmɛntəm)

Derived Forms

amentaceous, adjectiveamentiferous, adjective

Word Origin for ament

C18: from Latin āmentum strap, thong

British Dictionary definitions for ament (2 of 2)

ament

2
/ (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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Medicine definitions for ament

ament

[ āmĕnt′, 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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