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.

Origin of amnesiac

1910–15; amnesi(a) + -ac, after such pairs as mania, maniac
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Word Origin and History for amnesic
adj.

"pertaining to amnesia," 1863; see amnesia + -ic.

amnesiac

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

amnesic in Medicine

amnesic

[ăm-nēzĭk]

adj.

Relating to or affected with amnesia.

amnesiac

[ăm-nēzē-ăk′, -zhē-ăk′]

n.

One who is afflicted with amnesia.
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