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

Circa 1837

First Known Use of deaf–mute

circa 1837


Medical Dictionary

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deaf–mute

play
adjective \ˈdef-ˈmyüt\

Medical Definition of deaf–mute

  1. often offensive :  lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

deaf–muteness

noun, sometimes offensive

deaf–mutism

\-ˈmyüt-ˌiz-əm\play noun, sometimes offensive

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deaf–mute

noun

Medical Definition of deaf–mute

  1. often offensive :  a deaf person who cannot speak


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