Amnesia (noun)

Partial or complete loss of memory, especially as a result of injury, shock, or illness.


Late 19th century: from greek amn─ôsia, from a- "without" + mn─ôsikos "of memory".


  1. She suffered from amnesia and couldn't remember her past.
  2. The accident caused him to have temporary amnesia.
  3. The amnesia was caused by a blow to the head.
  4. The patient's amnesia was caused by the stroke.
  5. The amnesia was caused by a traumatic event in the past.
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