amnesiac

[am-nee-zhee-ak, -zee-]

noun

a person affected by amnesia.

adjective

Also am·ne·sic [am-nee-sik, -zik] /æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk/. displaying the symptoms of amnesia.

Nearby words

  1. ammunition,
  2. amn,
  3. amn't,
  4. amne machin shan,
  5. amnesia,
  6. amnesic,
  7. amnestic,
  8. amnestic aphasia,
  9. amnestic syndrome,
  10. amnesty

Origin of amnesiac

1910–15; amnesi(a) + -ac, after such pairs as mania, maniac

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Word Origin and History for amnesiac

amnesiac

n.

"one affected by amnesia," 1913, from amnesia (q.v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for amnesiac

amnesiac

[ăm-nēzē-ăk′, -zhē-ăk′]

n.

One who is afflicted with amnesia.

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