[ ey-men-shuh, uh-men- ]
/ eɪˈmɛn ʃə, əˈmɛn- /
lack of intellectual development; imbecility; severe mental retardation.
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Example sentences from the Web for amentia
Amentia shows itself negatively and passively; dementia, positively and energetically.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
British Dictionary definitions for amentia
/ (əˈmɛnʃə) /
severe mental deficiency, usually congenitalCompare dementia
Word Origin for amentia
C14: from Latin: insanity, from āmēns mad, from mēns mind
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Medical definitions for amentia
[ ā-mĕn′shə, ə-mĕn′- ]
Insufficient mental development or functioning.
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