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imbecile

 [im´bĕ-sil]
old term for a person with an intermediate grade of mental retardation, now considered offensive.

im·be·cile

(im'bĕ-sil),
An obsolete term for a subclass of mental retardation or an individual classified therein.
[L. imbecillus, weak, silly]

imbecile

(ĭm′bə-sĭl, -səl)
n.
1. A person who is considered foolish or stupid.
2. A person with moderate to severe intellectual disability having a mental age of from three to seven years and generally being capable of some degree of communication and performance of simple tasks under supervision. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.

im′be·cil′ic (-sĭl′ĭk) adv.

imbecile

Neurology
An obsolete term for a person with an intellectual disability above that of an idiot, which is now subdivided into either moderate (IQ 35–49) or severe (IQ 20–34) mental retardation.
 
Vox populi
A derogatory term used indiscriminately for an obtuse person, regardless of that person’s tested IQ.

imbecile

An obsolete term for a mentally retarded person or, nowadays, a person with severe learning difficulty.

imbecile

an animal in a continuous state of imbecility.
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