Adjective "demented" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Suffering from dementia.
  1. 'The diagnosis of an independent depressive disorder becomes difficult in the demented patient.'
  2. 'Health care professionals commonly rely on feeding tubes to supply nutrition to these severely demented patients.'
  3. 'Until a week ago, he was demented, rigid, incontinent, unable to talk, swallow or blink his eyes.'
  4. 'Caretakers and physicians often project sensations of hunger and thirst onto severely demented patients with poor oral intake.'
  5. 'But, it could be a problem with older, demented patients, or those who are unconscious.'
  6. 'Less severely demented patients and black and Hispanic patients were more likely to stay in the home.'
  7. 'Reaction to the wreck showed an almost demented optimism about the venture.'
  8. 'Louisa stopped navigating the steps to stare at me while I bounced all around the living room like a demented idiot.'
  9. 'Deep set eyes and a long face made him look like a demented scientist.'
  10. 'As if drunk, or stoned or demented, I jumble everything up, use wrong words or leave gaps in sentences that trail off to nowhere.'
  11. 'I looked down and saw that he was eating some demented form of French fries with ketchup squirted all over them.'
  12. 'Conversations may be in whispers or, often, in demented shouting contests.'
  13. 'To me, it seemed like demented torture, and not very flattering.'
  14. 'They fell in the gaily lit hall with a flutter like demented birds attempting flight.'
  15. 'Finally, at the age of 33, the demented fury that drove him on has subsided and other priorities have kicked in.'


1. crazy; insane; mad.

2. affected with dementia.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be demented with myoclonuses."

"people can be demented."

"patients can be demented."

"animals can be demented."

"victims can be demented."

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Mid 17th century: past participle of earlier dement ‘drive mad’, from Old French dementer or late Latin dementare, from demens ‘out of one's mind’.