amnesic amnesic

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person suffering from amnesia
  2. (adj) of or relating to or caused by amnesia
  3. (adj) suffering from a partial loss of memory

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Not surprisingly, the amnesic society behaves much like the amnesic individual.
  2. First came the Psychological Western, which populated the arroyos with schizophrenic half-breeds, paranoid bluecoats, amnesic prospectors.
  3. A bizarre fableor parableabout an amnesic giant who makes a bewildering pilgrimage through history in quest of himself.

News

  • MIND Reviews: Permanent Present Tense

    Forget Me Not: Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M. Suzanne Corkin Basic Books, 2013 ($28.99) H.M. could not remember what he had eaten for... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    on July 20, 2013     Source: Scientific American

Quotes

  1. Soon "everyone wanted an amnesic to study," Dr. Milner said, and researchers began to map out still other dimensions of memory.
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Brenda Milner Source: Gadsden Times (subscription)

  2. Arron told L'Equipe: "I find it sad when I read that people are still applauding her. They are amnesic. It's a big circus."
    on Aug 3, 2006 By: Christine Arron Source: BBC Sport

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