DEAF-MUTE By N., Sam M.S. - 0 noun. A noncurrent and dyslogistic term for someone who can't talk, or decides not to , due to hereditary or formatively-gained significant deafness. DEAF-MUTE: "Deaf-mute persons will make use of sign language even though some still retain the ability to speak should they choose to." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) ASTHENIC REACTION (Neurasthenia) LYSERGIC ACID (LSD) WHOLE-WORD METHOD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CHILD PSYCHIATRY ANTISOCIAL REACTION NEWBORN INFANT (Neonate) BENDER GESTALT TEST (Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test) DELAYED REACTION Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DEAF-MUTE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deaf-mute/ (accessed January 24, 2022).