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English definition of “aphasia”

aphasia

noun [U] uk   /əˈfeɪ.ʒə/ specialized us  
a medical condition that makes a person unable to speak, write, or understand speech or writing because of damage to the brainDisorders of muscles and the nervous system
aphasic
adjective uk   /-zɪk/ us  
The girl was aphasic because of brain damage suffered during a difficult birth.Disorders of muscles and the nervous system
(Definition of aphasia from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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