[ noun ] (psychology) tendency to forget
Used in print(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)
The degree of circumstance , the ratio of memory to forgetfulness , determines whether a dream will be a recognized , fulfilled prevision , or the vaguely , effective source of the weird deja_vu feeling .(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
There are , he thought , so few true means of forgetfulness in this life that why should he shun the medicine even when the medicine seemed , as it did , a_little crude ?(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
Maybe one could be startled into forgetfulness .