deaf-mute(redirected from Deaf/mute)
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old term for a person unable to hear or speak; now considered offensive.
A person who can neither hear nor speak.
Being deaf and unable to speak. See Usage Note at mute.
a person who is unable to hear or to speak.
A person who is unable to hear or speak. See http://www.nad.org/infocenter/infotogo/dcc/terms.html. According to the National Association for the Deaf, this term is offensive.