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Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: muet, from Latin mutus

mute

1 adjective
     
mute1
1 written someone who is mute does not speak, or refuses to speak [= silent]:
Billy continued to stand there, mute and defiant.
2 old-fashionedMI someone who is mute is unable to speak
mutely adverb
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