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aphasic

[ uh-fey-zik, -sik ]
/ əˈfeɪ zɪk, -sɪk /
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adjective

pertaining to or affected with aphasia.

noun

Also a·pha·si·ac [uh-fey-zee-ak] /əˈfeɪ ziˌæk/. a person affected with aphasia.

RELATED WORDS

silent, speechless, tongue-tied, silenced, quiet, muffled, mum, unexpressed, unspoken, voiceless, aphonic, aphasiac, tongueless, unpronounced, wordless

Nearby words

aphakia, aphalangia, aphanite, aphanitic, aphasia, aphasic, aphasiology, aphelandra, aphelion, apheliotropic, apheliotropism

Origin of aphasic

First recorded in 1865–70; aphas(ia) + -ic
Related formsnon·a·pha·si·ac, nounnon·a·pha·sic, adjective, nounun·a·pha·sic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for aphasic

  • The aphasic reader sees only lines, intersections, and shapes.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
  • A number of aphasic defects are met with in addition to those already mentioned.

Word Origin and History for aphasic

aphasic


1868 (n.); 1892 (adj.), from aphasia + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper