deaf-mute

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deaf-mute

1. a person who is unable to hear or speak
2. unable to hear or speak
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The Institution for the Improved Instruction of Deaf Mutes (IIDM), created in the 1860s and housed at 67th Street and Lexington Avenue, was technically nonsectarian but had been established and run by Jews for some thirty years.
But deaf mutes are often treated well, because they have a positive image, Ahmad said.