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Mentation

[men-TAY-SHən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, mid-19th century

1.

Mental activity.

Examples of Mentation in a sentence

"Celine’s mentation became muddled when she was sleep deprived."

"The bar exam requires extreme focus and mentation."

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About Mentation

This word comes from the Latin “ment-,” a stem of “mens” that means “mind,” plus “-ation,” an ending for certain nouns of action.

Did you Know?

The Maudsley Mentation Test was developed in the early 1990s as a way to monitor the mental functions of patients who have suffered certain kinds of brain hemorrhages. This test can provide evidence of mental deterioration in early stages of treatment and prevent further damage.

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