aphasia aphasia  /ə ˈfeɪ ʒə/


  • (n) inability to use or understand language (spoken or written) because of a brain lesion


  1. Semantic aphasia is that numbness of ear, mind and heartthat tone deafness to the very meaning of languagewhich results from the habitual and prolonged abuse of words.
  2. Semantic aphasia on the right, semantic aphasia on the left.
  3. But he had a hopeful note: anomic aphasia is much less common now that middle-ear infections are so readily controlled by sulfas and antibiotics.


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