a·bu·li·a also a·bou·li·a (ə-blē-ə, -by-)
Loss or impairment of the ability to make decisions or act independently.
[New Latin, from Greek abouliā, indecision : a-, without; see A-1 + boulē, will; see gwelə- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
a·bulic (-lĭk) adj.
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