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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:
Noun1.stunting - the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraftstunting - the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
tailspin, spin - rapid descent of an aircraft in a steep spiral
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An analysis of stunting rates and gross domestic product (GDP) in 127 developed and developing countries in the 2012 State of the World's Mothers report by Save the Children indicated that economic growth alone was not enough to prevent stunting.
We estimated child stunting attributable to climate change in five regions in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2050.
Mustaphi said that while stunting is impossible to reverse, governments can work to prevent it.
Our research underscores the importance of accounting for parental IQ as a critical covariate when modeling the association between childhood stunting and IQ.
Inside Linebackers: For stunting purposes, we use the same stunt designations for the 3-4 look as we do in our base 4-3.
Ultimately, once the genes responsible for producing the stunting chemicals have been identified and mapped, Waiss says they can be spliced into the desired crop plant through recombinant DNA techniques.
Defenses countered by slanting [ILLUSTRATION FOR DIAGRAM 3 OMITTED] or by stunting the backside LB [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE DIAGRAM 4 OMITTED].