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."
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