deaf-mutism
deaf-muteness deaf-muteness, deaf-mutism deaf-mutism . the condition of being a deaf-mute; a congenital deafness that results in inability to speak. [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5]

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  • deaf-mutism — deaf mut·ism …   English syllables

  • deaf-mutism — noun congenital deafness that results in inability to speak • Syn: ↑deaf muteness • Derivationally related forms: ↑deaf mute (for: ↑deaf muteness) • Hypernyms: ↑deafness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • deaf-mutism — inability to hear or speak …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deaf-muteness — deaf muteness, deaf mutism deaf mutism . the condition of being a deaf mute; a congenital deafness that results in inability to speak. [1913 Webster WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deaf-mut|ism — «DEHF MYOO tihz uhm», noun. 1. the condition of being a deaf mute: »Hereditary deaf mutism is usually caused by a recessive gene (C. Auerbach). 2. a usage in speech or writing that is peculiar to deaf mutes …   Useful english dictionary

  • deaf-mute — deaf muteness, deaf mutism, n. /def myooht /, Often Offensive. adj. 1. unable to hear and speak. n. 2. a person who is unable to hear and speak, esp. one in whom inability to speak is due to congenital or early deafness. [1830 40; trans. of F… …   Universalium

  • Mutism — The inability or unwillingness to speak. A person who is mute cannot or does not care to talk. Someone who was mute was said to be dumb, not in the sense of being stupid, but in the sense of being devoid of the power of speech. The term mutism is …   Medical dictionary

  • mutism — n. inability or refusal to speak. Innate speechlessness most commonly occurs in those who have been totally deaf since birth (deaf mutism). Inability to speak may result from brain damage (see aphasia). It may also be caused by depression,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • deaf-muteness — noun congenital deafness that results in inability to speak • Syn: ↑deaf mutism • Derivationally related forms: ↑deaf mute • Hypernyms: ↑deafness, ↑hearing loss, ↑mutism, ↑muteness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Education of the Deaf and Dumb —     Education of the Deaf and Dumb     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Education of the Deaf and Dumb     Education essentially includes the process of encouraging, strengthening, and guiding the faculties, whether of mind or body, so as to make them… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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