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Definition of Amnesia


  1. Forgetfulness; also, a defect of speech, from cerebral disease, in which the patient substitutes wrong words or names in the place of those he wishes to employ.

Amnesia Quotations

Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time.
Steven Wright

I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life.
Luis Bunuel

Sometimes people who want to understand Haiti from a political perspective may be missing part of the picture. They also need to look at Haiti from a psychological perspective. Most of the elite suffer from psychogenic amnesia. That means it's not organic amnesia, such as damage caused by brain injury. It's just a matter of psychology.
Jean-Bertrand Aristide

A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.
David McCullough

Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.
Jean Baudrillard
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Amnesia Translations

amnesia in Spanish is amnesia
amnesia in Swedish is amnesi
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