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confabulation

Pronunciation: kon'fab-yu-la'shun

Definition: The making of bizarre and incorrect responses, and a readiness to give a fluent but tangential answer, with no regard whatever to facts, to any question put; seen in amnesia and Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

[L. con-fabulor, pp. -fabulatus, to talk together, fr. fabula, narrative]

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