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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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In its formative years, the Manitoba Institute for the Deaf and Dumb slowly and incrementally developed the specialized professional, pedagogical, and infrastructural standards that were necessary to the successful operation of a deaf school.
Pogson Smith, an English emigrant to Charleston, separated from her husband in 1826, the same year she published her volume of poetry, Daughters of Eve, and donated the proceeds to the New York Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.
18) John Carlin, "The Mute's Lament," American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb l (October 1847): 14.
18) Hawkins, The Physical, Moral and Mental Constitution of The Deaf and Dumb, p.
In this instance, NH and MP is owing to introduce insignia for deaf and dumb, introduction of syllabus related to deaf in the driving training institutes.
While other students have still not been permitted free entry into the stadium, those from a couple of deaf and dumb schools have been watching the proceedings from the second day onwards.
41) Gesture or physical expression not only indicates a "fictional feeling," but, in the case of The Blind Boy and Deaf and Dumb, it directs the spectator on how to recognize or deploy his/her own fellow-feeling by presenting a physical embodiment of the emotion.
The individuals involved then certainly weren't deaf and dumb,' he added.
Particularly striking is the inclusiveness of his vision--he supported schools for girls, free blacks, deaf and dumb children, even refugees from the Napoleonic Wars.
He actively supported the establishment of the New York Institution of the Deaf and Dumb and served on its first Board of Directors (New York Institution of the Deaf and Dumb, 1818, p.
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Among these 66 persons, who were given jobs in different departments include 17 Visually Impaired Persons (VIP), 17 Deaf and Dumb and 32 Physically Disabled.