amentia


noun Psychiatry.

  1. lack of intellectual development; imbecility; severe mental retardation.

noun

  1. severe mental deficiency, usually congenitalCompare dementia
n.

“mental deficiency,” late 14c., from Latin amentia “madness,” from amentem “mad,” from a- “away from” + mentem “mind” (see mind (n.)).

n.

  1. Insufficient mental development or functioning.

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