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Meaning of deaf-mute

deaf-mute

Pronunciation: (def'myt'), [key]
— Often Offensive. Often Offensive.
—adj.
  1. unable to hear and speak.
—n.
  1. a person who is unable to hear and speak, esp. one in whom inability to speak is due to congenital or early deafness.
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