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The condition of being unable or unwilling to speak as a result of a physical or psychological disorder.
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1. the state of being mute
2. (Psychiatry) psychiatry
a. a refusal to speak although the mechanism of speech is not damaged
b. the lack of development of speech, due usually to early deafness
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mut•ism(ˈmyu tɪz əm)
an inability to speak, due to a physical defect, conscious refusal, or psychogenic inhibition.
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Psychiatry. a conscious or unconscious refusal to make verbal responses to questions, present in some mental disorders.See also: Speech
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|Noun||1.||mutism - the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak; "her muteness was a consequence of her deafness"|
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
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n (Psych) → Mutismus m
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n. mutismo, mudez.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
mutismn mutismo, mudez f; selective — mutismo selectivo
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