amnesiac

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

Origin of amnesiac

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

amnesic, amnestic

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Word Origin and History for amnesiac
n.

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

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amnesiac in Medicine

amnesiac

[ăm-nēzē-ăk′, -zhē-ăk′]
n.
  1. One who is afflicted with amnesia.
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