demented

[ dih-men-tid ]
/ dɪˈmɛn tɪd /

adjective

crazy; insane; mad.
affected with dementia.

Nearby words

  1. demeaning,
  2. demeanor,
  3. demeanour,
  4. demeclocycline,
  5. dement,
  6. dementedly,
  7. dementia,
  8. dementia praecox,
  9. dementia pugilistica,
  10. demento

Origin of demented

First recorded in 1635–45; dement + -ed2

Related formsde·ment·ed·ly, adverbde·ment·ed·ness, nounhalf-de·ment·ed, adjectivesem·i·de·ment·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dementedly

demented

/ (dɪˈmɛntɪd) /

adjective

mad; insane
Derived Formsdementedly, adverbdementedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for dementedly

demented

adj.

1640s, from obsolete dement "drive mad."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for dementedly

demented

[ dĭ-mĕntĭd ]

adj.

Mentally ill; insane.
Suffering from dementia.

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