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aphasic

[uh-fey-zik, -sik]Pathology
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or affected with aphasia.
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noun
  1. Also a·pha·si·ac [uh-fey-zee-ak] /əˈfeɪ ziˌæk/. a person affected with aphasia.
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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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Related Words

silentspeechlesstongue-tiedsilencedquietmuffledmumaphasicunexpressedunspokenvoicelessaphonicaphasiactonguelessunpronouncedwordless

Examples from the Web for aphasic

Historical Examples

  • 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

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

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