Monday, 2 July 2012

Entry: aphasiac (adj.)

In context: "...his A.M. hangovers became more and more debilitating until he finally got so shaky and aphasiac he just couldn't bear to even face the customers who'd come knocking on his Department's door..."

Definition: One suffering from aphasia.

aphasia (n.):   Loss of speech, partial or total, or loss of power to understand written or spoken language, as a result of disorder of the cerebral speech centres.


SNOOT score: 1
Page: 368

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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