inability to comprehend the meanings of words though they are heard, caused by lesions of the auditory center of the brain.
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Origin of word deafness
First recorded in 1885–90
OTHER WORDS FROM word deafnessword-deaf, adjective
Words nearby word deafness
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Example sentences from the Web for word deafness
The higher impressive central paths are disturbed: centro-sensory dysphasia and aphasia, or word-deafness.The Mind of the Child, Part II|W. Preyer
British Dictionary definitions for word deafness
loss of ability to understand spoken words, esp as the result of a cerebral lesionAlso called: auditory aphasia
Derived forms of word deafnessword-deaf, adjective
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Medical definitions for word deafness
Aphasia in which the meaning of ordinary spoken words becomes incomprehensible.
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