softening of the brain

noun Pathology.

a softening of the cerebrum, caused by impairment of the blood supply; encephalomalacia.
Informal. dementia associated with general paresis.

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Origin of softening of the brain

First recorded in 1825–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for softening of the brain

softening of the brain


an abnormal softening of the tissues of the cerebrum characterized by various degrees of mental impairment
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