forgetting
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /fɚˈɡɛtɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /fəˈɡɛtɪŋ/
Verb
  1. present participle of forget#English|forget
Noun

forgetting (plural forgettings)

  1. The mental act by which something is forgotten.
    • 1973, Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      Jelliffe […] asks again and again […] how it was possible for an illness which had been described unmistakably innumerable times to be 'forgotten' anew by each generation. Such forgettings are as dangerous as they are mysterious, for they give us an unwarranted sense of security.



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