verb (used with object) Obsolete.
- dementia praecox,
- dementia pugilistica
Origin of dement
Examples from the Web for dement
In 1907 he was elected to the vice presidency of the Dement Brothers Company and remained as manager as well.Lyman's History of old Walla Walla County, Vol. 2 (of 2)|William Denison Lyman
When we were at Dixon they were getting up the Dement regiment.North America, Volume I (of 2)|Anthony Trollope
Dement, riding near the head of the line saw this and muttered in his beard.
Dement ceased speaking and stood in silhouette against the last yellow-and-black of the dead sunset.
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|Dora Russell
Word Origin for dement
1540s, "to drive mad," probably from Middle French démenter, from Late Latin dementare "to drive out of one's mind," from phrase de mente (a less technical term than insanitas), from de + mente, ablative of mens mind" (see mind (n.)).