amnesia amnesia  /æm ˈni ʒə/


  • (n) partial or total loss of memory


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  1. Last summer a tornado helped him; it knocked Kim down, causing amnesia.
  2. Her husband still hewing to his complaints of amnesia was declared medically fit for questioning Thursday afternoon.
  3. After high school, she joined the WACS and received her first newspaper notice in the early 1950s by collapsing, suffering from amnesia, in front of the White House.


  1. Improve memory with these brain-boosters

    "Right now," said Steven Wright, "I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before." And while it's true that youngsters do forget names, math facts and when Dad said to be home, many folks 50 and older notice that their recall (what year did we go to California?) isn't what it used to be.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Huntington Herald-Dispatch

  2. Marlins forget their struggles, beat Cardinals

    MIAMI -- Left fielder Juan Pierre said his Miami Marlins have to develop "amnesia."
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "A lot of guys have to have amnesia and let that go," said Torii Hunter, who urged his teammates to "get the dog in you."
    on Oct 3, 2008 By: Torii Hunter Source: ABC News

  2. "I was always taken aback by people who wondered how far can we go with this gimmick," says Applegate. "We always knew that it was not gonna be an 'amnesia show.' Every series has to start somewhere, every show starts with a concept. But...
    on Apr 10, 2008 By: Christina Applegate Source: Waukegan News Sun

  3. "I lobbied hard (with Sierra) to not make a first-person shooter game but to make it more like 'Myst,' which was a great, interesting puzzle you tried to solve - you know, to play with his amnesia or his memory," Damon told The Boston Globe....
    on May 5, 2008 By: Matt Damon Source: Asheville Citizen-Times

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