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amnesiac

[am-nee-zhee-ak, -zee-]
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noun
  1. a person affected by amnesia.
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adjective
  1. Also am·ne·sic [am-nee-sik, -zik] /æmˈni sɪk, -zɪk/. displaying the symptoms of amnesia.
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Origin of amnesiac

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

  • It is that of Louis V., a severe male hysteric with amnesic alternating character.

    Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology

    C. G. Jung

  • “Imitate it,” directed Mrs. Vail, and to the best of my ability I talked in the monotonous tones of the amnesic victim.


Word Origin and History for amnesic

adj.

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

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amnesiac

n.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

amnesic in Medicine

amnesic

(ăm-nēzĭk)
adj.
  1. Relating to or affected with amnesia.
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amnesiac

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