mutism

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noun mut·ism \ˈmyü-ˌti-zəm\

Definition of mutism

  1. :  the condition of being unable to speak whether from physical, functional, or psychological cause

Origin and Etymology of mutism

French mutisme, from Latin mutus mute


First Known Use: 1824


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mutism

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noun mut·ism \ˈmyüt-ˌiz-əm\

Medical Definition of mutism

  1. :  the condition of being mute whether from physical, functional, or psychological cause


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