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deaf-mute

 [def´mūt″]
old term for a person unable to hear or speak; now considered offensive.

deaf-mute

also

deaf mute

(dĕf′myo͞ot′)Offensive
n.
A person who can neither hear nor speak.
adj.
Being deaf and unable to speak. See Usage Note at mute.

deaf-mute

a person who is unable to hear or to speak.

deaf-mute

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.
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Mukherjee further said that she want all her movies to be seen and appreciated by deaf and dumb, as their comments are genuine and straight from the heart.
We are boycotting the elections because there are 80 deaf and dumb people in the village.
Talking to local journalists after protest along with his brother and sister in front of the Timergara Press Club, Hassan Khan said that he was a student of the government school for deaf and dumb children for the last six years.
The British, for sure, won't mind seeing this deaf and dumb Mexican bombshell in their popular period drama.
Deaf historian Tony Boyce will deliver a talk on the foundation of Liverpool Adult Deaf and Dumb Benevolent Society, which became Merseyside Society for Deaf People.
Manama, July 28 (BNA)-- In line with the directives of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) Board of Trustees Chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, RCO has provided a faster's Iftar for 10,000 people in Gaza Strip and Eid costume for the Children of Deir Al-Balah Deaf and Dumb Association.
THE Supreme Court ( SC) on Monday held that courts can rely on the testimony of a deaf and dumb witness as nods and gestures are not only admissible but also possess evidentiary value.
Peet presented "The Castle of Silence" in sign language for an audience of hearing and deaf people at the 1859 closing exercises of the New York Institution of the Deaf and Dumb, from which she had graduated six years earlier.
In a report on a fatal accident on Saturday December 17, we said that a deaf and dumb OAP was killed.
Summary: JEDDAH: The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) has intervened to end a dispute between the Saudi Credit Bank (SCB) and a deaf and dumb client who flew into a fit of rage after he was told that his brother had stolen SR40,000 in compensation paid out to him for damage caused by the recent rains and floods in Jeddah, the organization said Tuesday.
Summary: AJMAN - His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, has offered to help 20 members of Jordan's Ali Bin Al Hussein Club for the Deaf and Dumb to perform Umrah.
They say that a Russian woman, turned deaf and dumb after Chechen strikes in Moscow - in the metro or the theater, I do not know - started talking again after venerating the relics.