Definition of dysphasia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪsˈfeɪzɪə//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪsˈfeɪʒə//
[uncountable] (medical) Mental and emotional problems
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a disorder of the brain that causes difficulty in speaking and understanding See related entries: Mental and emotional problems Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek dusphatos ‘hard to utter’, from dus- ‘difficult’ + phatos ‘spoken’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dysphasia