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hebetude

 [heb´ĕ-to̳d]
mental dullness; apathy.
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mo·ri·a

(mō'rē-ă),
1. Rarely used term denoting foolishness or dullness of comprehension. Synonym(s): hebetude
2. Rarely used term for a mental state marked by frivolity, joviality, an inveterate tendency to jest, and inability to take anything seriously.
[G. mōria, folly, fr. mōros, stupid, dull]
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hebetude

An obsolete term for mental dullness (mental retardation).
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