- to make mad or insane.
Origin of dement
Related Words for dementdisturb, confuse, perturb, rattle, disquiet, unnerve, disconcert, agitate, disorganize, disrupt, unbalance, perplex, screwball, freak, lunatic, fanatic, eccentric, crackpot, bigot, maniac
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Historical Examples of dement
Dement, riding near the head of the line saw this and muttered in his beard.Tharon of Lost Valley
Vingie E. Roe
When we were at Dixon they were getting up the Dement regiment.North America, Volume I (of 2)
Dement′ed, out of one's mind: insane: suffering from dementia.
The letter went on to say that at times “the master was like one dement,” and that they were afraid of their lives.A Country Sweetheart
In the following year he organized the Dement Brothers Company and has continuously served as its president.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2)
William Denison Lyman
- (intr) to deteriorate mentally, esp because of old age
- (tr) rare to drive mad; make insane