mental handicap


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mental handicap

n
(Pathology) a general or specific intellectual disability, resulting directly or indirectly from injury to the brain or from abnormal neurological development
mentally handicapped adj
Usage: Nowadays both mental handicap and mentally handicapped are considered to have inappropriate and negative connotations. The phrases learning difficulties and a person with learning difficulties are used instead
Translations

mental handicap

nhandicap m inv mentale
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