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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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