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aphasia

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