deaf-mute


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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 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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Luther "Dummy" Taylor, a deaf-mute, pitched for the New York Giants (1900-8) and, briefly in 1902, for the Cleveland club of the newly formed American League.
If these far-flung people could only slip off labels like caretaker, deaf-mute, tourist, and foreigner, they would realize they are speaking exactly the same language.
Soon after, The Life of the Deaf-Mute published strong criticism of deaf education, including the Party-supported application of strict oralism.
One is Diego, a John Singer-like figure, an impossibly goodhearted deaf-mute who daily contemplates suicide.
The focus of the work is on John Singer, a deaf-mute in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s, and on his effect on the people who confide in him.
In 1782 Algol was studied by a British astronomer, John Goodricke (1764-1786), a deaf-mute. To account for the regularity of Algol's variations, he suggested that it might have a dim companion that circled it in our line of sight and periodically eclipsed it, hiding most of the light.
He trained the blind deaf-mute girl Laura Bridgman (1829-1889) by means of raised type he had devised and by other methods that later also proved successful with Helen Keller.
The reality is, these deaf-mute graduates find it tough to land jobs and employment as there are quite few establishments in Bohol that are opening up their options to the hearing-impaired employees.
Hence, we cannot but rejoice over Jesus' healing of the deaf-mute in the Gospel.
The healing of this unknown deaf-mute appears to be a parable for the cure of another type of deafness and speech impediment.
Sharma was arrested on August 10 by the police for allegedly raping a deaf-mute girl during her stay in his hostel.
BAHAWALPUR -- Police on Wednesday registered a case against seven people who allegedly shaved off the head of a deaf-mute woman out of vengeance at Ghauspur's Basti Bhatti the other day.