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amnesia

am·ne·sia

amnesia

 
 
pronunciation:
aem ni zh
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part of speech: noun
definition: partial or complete loss of memory, esp. as a result of shock or injury to the brain.
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The word amnesia contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.
mne, mnes, mnest Greek root that means memory
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synonyms:
memor, member, membr