Definition of “aphasia” - English Dictionary

“aphasia” in British English

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aphasianoun [ U ]

uk /əˈfeɪ.ʒə/ 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 /əˈfeɪ.zɪk/ us /əˈfeɪ.zɪk/

The girl was aphasic because of brain damage suffered during a difficult birth.

(Definition of “aphasia” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)