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deaf–mute

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noun \ˈdef-ˈmyüt\

Definition of deaf–mute

often offensive

  1. :  a deaf person who cannot speak

deaf–mute adjective, often offensive



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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "deaf–mute"


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