What does the word dementia mean?

Usage examples for dementia

  1. The form her dementia had taken was unlike anything that I had ever conceived. – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  2. Morange carried off his secret, the reason for that savage act of justice which he had accomplished according to the chance suggestions of his dementia. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  3. I happened to be in the corridor one day when one of the guards, a tall, strapping fellow, was bringing downstairs a convict of stature much less than his own, a poor half demented youth, whose dementia was unfortunately wont to express itself in foul or abusive language, which came from him almost involuntarily, without any particular personal application. – The Subterranean Brotherhood by Julian Hawthorne