Aphasia (noun)

A disorder of language, usually caused by brain damage, characterized by difficulty in speaking or understanding spoken or written language.


From the greek ἀφασία (aphasia, "speechlessness"), from the prefix ἀ- (a-, "not") + φάσις (phasis, "speec.h")


  1. The stroke caused aphasia and the patient had difficulty speaking.
  2. Aphasia can make it hard for people to communicate with others.
  3. A person with aphasia may have difficulty finding the right words to express themselves.
  4. Aphasia can make it hard to read, write, and understand language.
  5. The patient was diagnosed with aphasia and was undergoing speech therapy.
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