Synonyms for amnesia

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You seem remarkably clear in your mind to be afflicted with amnesia.

This is the breaking point, the moment when amnesia intervenes.

Some kind of hysteria and amnesia hit you while we were there.

In a lesser degree, amnesia only affects limited periods of life.

What idiosyncracies of the narrator were concomitant products of amnesia?

Asked her friend abruptly, "Have you ever seen a case of amnesia?"

For instance, I could have amnesia so that I could see you, but there wouldn't be any me.

If you got amnesia, I and the rest of the human race would disappear.

How do you think that amnesia stuff is going to sound in court?

Now if you let me out and I'm the first case that don't get amnesia, I can tell the world about all this.

WORD ORIGIN

"loss of memory," 1786 (as a Greek word in English from 1670s), Modern Latin, coined from Greek amnesia "forgetfulness," from a-, privative prefix, "not" (see a- (3)) + mimneskesthai "to recall, cause to remember," a reduplicated form related to Greek mnemnon "mindful," mneme "memory," mnasthai "to remember;" from PIE root *men- "to think, remember" (see mind (n.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AMNESIA

forgetfulness

nounconsistent inability to remember
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