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Dictionary definition for: Dumb

1. (s) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him" "never met anyone quite so dim" "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials mak

2. (s) unable to speak temporarily; "struck dumb" "speechless with shock"

3. (s) lacking the power of human speech; "dumb animals"

4. (s) unable to speak because of hereditary deafness

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