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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a deaf person who is unable to speak;
[syn: mute, deaf-mute, deaf-and-dumb person]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak;
[syn: deaf-and-dumb, deaf-mute]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deaf-mute \Deaf"-mute`\, n. A person who is deaf and dumb; one who, through deprivation or defect of hearing, has either failed the acquire the power of speech, or has lost it. [See Illust. of Dactylology.] [1913 Webster] Deaf-mutes are still so called, even when, by artificial methods, they have been taught to speak imperfectly. [1913 Webster] deaf-muteness
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

deaf-mute adj 1: lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak [syn: deaf-and-dumb, deaf-mute] n 1: a deaf person who is unable to speak [syn: mute, deaf- mute, deaf-and-dumb person]