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slurred speech

[slurd]
Etymology: D, sleuren, to drag; ME, speche
abnormal speech in which words are not enunciated clearly or completely but are run together or partially eliminated. The condition may be caused by weakness of the muscles of articulation, damage to a motor neuron, cerebellar disease, drug use, or carelessness.
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