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recovered memory


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A memory of an experience, especially a traumatic one, that is recalled after an often lengthy period of repression, usually after consultation with a therapist.
  • noun An imagined event believed to be recalled as such a memory.

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  • noun a repressed memory, sometimes one of sexual abuse


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