dumb

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dumb

lacking the power to speak, either because of defects in the vocal organs or because of hereditary deafness; mute

dumb

Passive. Not performing any business processing. See dumb network and dumb terminal.
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So-called dumbing down has made real stars out of people such as Claire Sweeney and Brian Dowling.
But Lord Razzall protested this was "less a case of dumbing down, more of dumbing out".
In this case, it's pretty clear who's doing the dumbing down.