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stunt 1

tr.v. stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
To check the growth or development of.
1. One that stunts.
2. One that is stunted.
3. A plant disease that causes dwarfing.

[From Middle English stunnt, foolish, short-witted, short (influenced by Old Norse stuttr, short, dwarfish), from Old English stunt.]

stunt′ed·ness n.

stunt 2

1. A feat displaying unusual strength, skill, or daring.
2. Something done to attract attention or publicity.
intr.v. stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
To perform stunts or a stunt.

[Origin unknown.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stunted - inferior in size or quality; "scrawny cattle"; "scrubby cut-over pine"; "old stunted thorn trees"
inferior - of low or inferior quality


adjective undersized, dwarfed, little, small, tiny, diminutive, dwarfish low, stunted trees
غَيْر مُكْتَمِل النُّمو
bodur kalmış


[ˈstʌntɪd] ADJenano, mal desarrollado


[ˈstʌntɪd] adj [growth] → retardé(e); [tree] → rabougri(e)stunt kite ncerf-volant m acrobatiquestunt man stuntman [ˈstʌntmæn] ncascadeur mstunt woman stuntwoman [ˈstʌntwʊmən] ncascadeuse f


adj plant, mindverkümmert; childunterentwickelt; the stunted growth of these treesdie verkümmerten Bäume; his stunted growthseine Verwachsenheit; stunted developmentUnterentwicklung f


[ˈstʌntɪd] adj (tree) → striminzito/a; (person) → rachitico/a


(stant) verb
to prevent or check the full growth or development of. It is thought that smoking by a pregnant mother may stunt the baby's growth.
ˈstunted adjective
not well grown. a stunted tree.
References in classic literature ?
Pale and haggard faces, lank and bony figures, children with the countenances of old men, deformities with irons upon their limbs, boys of stunted growth, and others whose long meagre legs would hardly bear their stooping bodies, all crowded on the view together; there were the bleared eye, the hare-lip, the crooked foot, and every ugliness or distortion that told of unnatural aversion conceived by parents for their offspring, or of young lives which, from the earliest dawn of infancy, had been one horrible endurance of cruelty and neglect.
Typical symptoms are stunted growth or yellow-streaked leaves.
I announce it regretfully that more than 48 per cent of children in Sindh suffer stunted growth and about 15 per cent are malnourished.
We have been advised to have less salt, while a lack of iodine can cause stunted growth and brains.
While the rate of stunted growth increased despite being a known problem for many years, other epidemics are on the rise, namely obesity and overweight.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 21 (ANI-NewsVoir): Malnutrition amongst children in India translates into an increased risk of dying from common infections, stunted growth due to lack of adequate nutrition, and an overall increase in the mortality rate of children in the country.
ISLAMABAD -- Country Representative of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Angela Kearny said on Thursday that 44 percent children in Pakistan face stunted growth due to the use of powdered milk In an interview with Radio Pakistan UNICEF Country Representative said this is becoming a burden on the social and health care system of the country.
Summary: The six-year-old's condition which saw the narrowing of the aorta outlet in the heart, was causing his stunted growth
Stunted growth is caused by chronic malnutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child's life, from early pregnancy to age two.
They also warned of layoffs and stunted growth and investments in the region.
OF THE FOUR countries that are part of PWRDF's new All Mothers and Children Count (AMCC) program, which is funded in conjunction with the Government of Canada, Burundi has the most challenging levels of malnutrition and stunted growth.
Senior health expert, Professor Dr Ayesha Siddique said that the percentage of children suffering from stunted growth in the country was third highest in the world and stunted growth had been observed in around 9.