Definition of 'amnesia'
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Why do you think there is this national amnesia about the history of these policies? Smithsonian Mag (2017)This is because all elephants suffer from emotional amnesia. THROWING THE ELEPHANT (2002)One young man ends up in hospital dressed in a pair of shorts and suffering from amnesia. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He accused men of his generation of selective amnesia about their pasts. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)Funny how sentimentality and selective amnesia go together sometimes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Researchers have shown that a bright flash from a beam of electrons causes amnesia in rats. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He also suffers from amnesia and does not know exactly what he had been up to before he was shot. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet shame brought about collective amnesia. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is temporary amnesia caused by the fact that human beings are not good at looking out for two things at once. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It will be the first time they have seen each other since he came back from the dead last month claiming to have amnesia. The Sun (2008)I seemed to be suffering emotional amnesia. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There is only a kind of collective amnesia, produced by keeping your eyes down and your pockets full. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Could Noel be suffering from amnesia? Times, Sunday Times (2008)He claimed he had amnesia. The Sun (2010)He reappeared in December 2007 claiming amnesia. The Sun (2009)Manchester A mother was confused and distressed when a rare form of amnesia caused her suddenly to forget 16 years of her life. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'amnesia'
British English: amnesia NOUN
If someone is suffering from amnesia, they have lost their memory.
People suffering from amnesia don't forget their general knowledge of objects.
Definition of amnesia from the Collins English Dictionary
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